Many people treat their body as a food processing machine. The human system requires appropriate quantities of proteins, fats, water, carbohydrates, vitamins, salts, insoluble fiber, and soluble fiber to maintain a good digestive system. If a person misses out anyone of it, it will lead to indigestion.

Providing the right fuel to the body enables it to work more efficiently. If you are suffering from indigestion, which includes signs such as bloating, gas, vomiting, and nausea, it equally becomes necessary to understand about the foods to keep away from.

Foods That Cause Indigestion

Foods That Cause Indigestion

The following are a few foods to name that will cause indigestion:

  1. Dairy Foods Can Cause Indigestion

    Regular consumption of dairy products may cause indigestion. If you are lactose intolerance, keeping away from dairy products is preferable. The reason is due to the presence of sugar and lactose content. Excessive consumption of lactose will only worsen the situation, as it will reside in the large intestine and leads to the development of diarrhea. You can choose from lactose-free dairy products such as yogurt.

  2. Spicy Foods Will Cause Indigestion

    If you are showing signs of indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, then it is time for you to keep away from spicy foods. Spicy foods often stimulate digestive system due to their static nature. They can show a high degree of variability in particular group of people while it can be neutral in others. Choosing bland foods is preferable if you are facing with digestive problems. Avoiding spices is also another option that you can consider.

  3. Acidic Foods Can Cause Indigestion

    Foods rich in citrus content such as oranges, grapefruit, lemon, tomatoes, and onions irritate the lining of the stomach, ultimately leading to digestive problems such as indigestion. Many people do not understand the fact that even a carbonated beverage is acidic in nature and adds to the symptom of indigestion. Avoiding these will help in keeping away indigestion at bay.

  4. Fatty Foods May Cause Indigestion

    Foods which are rich in fat cause contractions in the digestive tract. It is because this slows down or speeds up the movement of the waste material or emptying of the stomach, causing constipation or diarrhea. You will have to choose the food that you eat carefully. Putting less pressure on the digestive system will make sure that it does not worsen the case of indigestion.

  5. Fried Foods Causes Indigestion

    The case with fried foods is similar to that of fatty foods. They can either move speedily or slowly through the body, making it difficult for the digestive system to complete an entire cycle of digestion. Due to this, when there is a leftover in the stomach, there is the occurrence of gas. Additionally, many fried foods have low fiber content, making it tough for the digestive system to break down the food particles. Keeping away from fried foods is an excellent way to get rid of indigestion and to improve the health condition of the digestive system.

  6. Processed Foods Will Cause Indigestion

    If you are showing signs of indigestion, keep away from processed foods. Many of these lack fiber, making it difficult for you to have regular bowel movements. Additionally, processed foods contain artificial coloring and preservatives, making any individual to develop sensitivity or allergy. It is preferable to keep away from these as they only worsen the condition and cause increased discomfort.

  7. Artificial Sweeteners Causes Indigestion

    Sorbitol is an important role player in destroying the health status of the digestive system. It acts as the artificial sweetener in many foods. Although it is present naturally in some fruits, avoiding it in the form of artificial sweeteners will be helpful until the problem of indigestion to settle down. Make sure you read the labels before purchasing a diet food product or sweeten gum.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: September 23, 2017

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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