Many healthy food can cause your stomach to be bloated and subsequently result in digestive discomfort. Vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage and whole grains contain raffinose which is a carbohydrate that doesn’t digest well in the stomach and therefore makes one feel bloated. Beans also contain raffinose and therefore can disturb the digestive process too. Soaking beans or legumes before cooking them thoroughly can ameliorate and digestive repercussions with respect to bloating.
Most foods that are good sources of fiber can also result in bloating. Celery, apples, bananas, pears, oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruits can be problematic if eaten in excess. Drink plenty of water and consume fiber-rich foods slowly and in smaller quantities to avert any digestive discomfort. By gradually introducing fiber-rich food in your meals and snacks and chewing them completely, you can eliminate any uncomfortable feelings after you eat.