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The 10 Most Popular Drinks That Cause Bloating

If you suffer from bloating, you carefully examine all the foods you eat, but you tend to overlook what you drink. The most popular drinks you consume on a daily basis could be the culprits in your dead-end bloat war.

Let’s take a look at the popular “health” drinks that could be contributing to your symptoms of gas, bloating and indigestion.

1. Milk is the number one culprit for your bloated stomach that’s about to explode. Milk contains lactose that many people cannot properly digest. Initially, milk was intended for human and animal infants as a rich source of growth and nutrients; you will not see adult animals consuming milk anywhere in the wild. Most people lose the ability to process milk with age, which triggers multiple allergies and sensitivities. If you prefer chocolate milk on top of that, you provide your body with an indigestible formula of lactose and sugar that adds to your indigestion woes.

2. Coffee contains large doses of caffeine and acid that irritate and over stimulate the stomach lining. The strong ingredients in coffee eventually cause intestinal spasms and colic. Instant coffee, which is more popular in Europe but is gaining popularity in the United States, is even worse for the stomach than naturally brewed coffee.

3. Tea, especially strong black varieties, contains a considerable amount of caffeine and, like coffee, causes stomach sensitivity and indigestion.

4. Fruit juice is believed to be a health drink and is widely advertised by juice companies to provide your body with essential nutrients and elements. However, once a fruit is rid of its vital fibers through a juicing process, it is likely to be left with a high concentration of water and sugar. High amounts of fructose can upset your stomach and trigger acid indigestion or a gas attack. Also, sugar is the perfect food for Candida yeast to feed on.

5. Soda has to be the worst contributing factor to causes of bloated stomach due to the high concentration of chemical ingredients. The sugar, artificial sweeteners, chemical additives, and caffeine mixed together by the carbonation process create a concoction that is so harmful to our bodies that there are no words to describe it. Both the regular and diet soda varieties are equally bad for you and can give you gas almost immediately.

6. Energy drinks are among the worst killer concoctions for our health, containing twice the sugar and twice the caffeine compared to soft drinks to give you an energy jolt. However, the energy jolt very often comes at a very high cost to your health, namely poor digestion, gas and bloating.

7. Beer is one of the main contributors to gas and a bloated belly along with many carbonated drinks. In addition, it contains traces of wheat and yeast that some people do not tolerate very well.

8. Champagne often accompanies many festive events and romantic occasions. However, the famous bubbly is going to give you not-so-romantic flatulence and indigestion due to the high concentration of bubbles and sugars.

9. Wine is a type of alcoholic beverage made by fermenting grape juice. The result is a highly acidic and sugary composition that can irritate the digestive tract and cause gas. Some people are more allergic to sulfites than most wine makers use as a wine preservative and an ingredient meant to stop fermentation.

10. Hard liquor is literally pure poison to any organ in your body and is a very strong stimulant that wreaks havoc with your digestion. Consuming heavy alcoholic beverages is almost a sure way to cause bloating.

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