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They’re Healthy…Right?!

Posted on June 24, 2013
By Nikki Martinez

It’s one thing to notice you or a loved one is putting on extra weight from the greasy messes of food consumed 3 times a day, every day. But when you’re eating healthy, going the “smarter” route, yet still see your waist growing, it can be nothing short of pulling-your-hair-out frustrating. Well, long story short, some foods that we see as healthy alternatives actually are making or middle grow and bloat. Let’s take a look at what they are (thanks to Ericka Souter at The Stir) :

~Artificial Sweeteners

While cutting back on sugar is a great idea, alternative sweeteners can contain sugar alcohol that can leave your tummy swollen.

~Skim Milk

You may not have been diagnosed as lactose intolerant, but it can be hard for our bodies to break milk and cheese down. As such, dairy can cause gas and bloating.

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~Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts

What could be wrong with veggies, right? Yes, they are healthier than most foods, but if you notice the bloat after eating them, that’s because they are similar to beans in that they don’t break down as easily in the digestive track.


~Sugar-Free Gum

Okay, this really isn’t a food you swallow, but your tummy does swell. Most brands contain sugar alcohol, which causes bloating. Another reason? While chewing, you are likely swallowing more air and that can make your tummy expand too.

~All Carbonated Drinks

It’s not just sugary soft drinks that are the culprit. All carbonated beverages, including water, have carbon dioxide, which can leave your belly bloated and big.