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Boost Nutrient Digestion In Your Body

A Healthier You Day 17

Bloated? Take Yogurt

Bloating occurs when your body cannot digest or struggles to digest certain nutrients in foods, leading to the release of gas that leaves your midsection temporarily bigger. This inability to digest the nutrients in foods is usually because your body lacks the enzymes needed for such nutrients, or the supply of these enzymes is limited, leading to slower digestion.

Three Foods Likely to Cause Bloating

Dairy Products

Dairy products like milk, cheese, and butter contain a natural sugar called lactose. When a person has lactose intolerance, their body cannot digest the lactose found in dairy products.


Legumes like beans, lentils, soybeans, and peas are high in fiber, which the body may struggle to digest.

Cruciferous vegetable

Cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, and cauliflower are healthy inclusions you can have in your meals. Unfortunately, they contain a carbohydrate called raffinose, and the body lacks the digestive enzyme to digest this carbohydrate. Instead, gut bacteria ferment raffinose, and gas (which causes bloating) is usually produced from this process.

Healthy Ways to Relieve Bloating

Yogurt is a probiotic with live bacteria content that replenishes the good bacteria responsible for digestion in your gut. Consequently, it is an excellent relief for bloating since it boosts your body’s digestion ability.

You can also take other bacteria-rich foods like goat milk and pickled cucumber. Prebiotics (foods that help the gut bacteria grow) like ginger, apple, and oats can also help relieve bloating.

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