This Gut-Friendly Diet Could Cure Your Bloating for Good

You make every effort to live a healthy lifestyle. You prioritise exercise, stock your fridge with healthy fruits and vegetables, and get a solid night's sleep, so why do you feel bloated all the time? According to Carly Brawner, holistic nutritionist, health coach, and founder of Frolic and Flow, high-FODMAP foods might be to blame.

"FODMAPs are a group of foods containing a type of sugar, specifically short-chain carbohydrates, that aren't fully digested or absorbed in the gut," the nutritionist told MyDomaine. "When fermented in the gut, they can lead to digestive problems and cause IBS symptoms like gas, bloat, and abdominal pain," she explained. For a healthier digestive system (and, bonus, a flatter stomach), Brawner recommends staying away from high-FODMAP foods.

Although this might just be the holy grail of bloat-banishing diets, Brawner is quick to caution that sticking to a low-FODMAP diet shouldn't necessarily be forever. "Eliminating FODMAPs and carefully reintroducing them is an excellent way to understand which ones your body can tolerate, how much, and how frequently," she explains. "The more diverse our diets are, the better," she added.

Ahead, a Brawner explains which low-FODMAP foods you should be eating (and which to avoid) for a gut-friendly diet that could cure your bloating for good.

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