Dr Oz: Onions & Garlic Cause Bloating
Do you struggle with bloating? There’s a lot of rumors out there about how to get rid of the uncomfortable symptoms, but Dr Oz explained that the problem may not be as simple as dairy or gluten. Onions and garlic are regular ingredients for people, but they are common causes of bloating, Dr Roshini Rajapaksa explained.
Dr Oz explained that when you consume garlic and onions, a lot of gas results. Raw onions are the worst, so cooking them can help, but your best bet is to go with alternatives. Try spices like turmeric and saffron to add flavor to your food without onions and garlic, to see if you notice a difference in bloating.
Dr Oz: Sugar Alcohols & Bloating
You may also want to eliminate protein bars if you’re experiencing bloating, because the sugar alcohols in them could cause the uncomfortable symptoms. Those sugar alcohols sweeten the bars without all the calories, but once they’re in the digestive system, they don’t get completely digested or absorbed, which causes a lot of gas when they’re fermented by bacteria. You can also find those sugar alcohols in chewing gum or hard candies.
Dr Oz left a gummy bear in water for three days, and saw how much it grew. It served as a reminder for what can happen once those treats are inside your body. Instead, try a ginger chew because it’s tasty and can reduce bloating.
Dr Oz: Cut Soy To Fight Bloating
Finally, you should avoid soy foods, becaue it has estrogen-like effects that cause water retention and bloating. There’s a good chance the tofu you’re eating is processed which is why you’re much better off going for fermented soy like tempe. Avoid those soy lattes if you experience a lot of bloating! Dr Oz thoroughly enjoys almond milk in his coffee anyway, so perhaps you should give that a try if you’re used to soy milk!