Stomach bloating – the sweet treat you should avoid or risk trapped wind pain

Stomach bloating affects most people at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS. But you could avoid feeling bloated by simply cutting back on the amount of honey in your diet, it’s been claimed.

Bloating can make the stomach feel swollen, hard, and it’s generally quite uncomfortable.

Your bloating pain may be caused by eating certain gassy foods, or by eating too fast or too much.

But, one of the best and easiest ways to limit your risk of bloating is to avoid eating honey, it’s been revealed.

Honey contains a specific type of sugar that may be causing your trapped wind.

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“Sometimes bloating results when your body has a hard time digesting sugars in certain foods,” said Harvard Medical School.

“The key culprits are in a group known as FODMAPs [fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols].

“Examples include wheat, rye, onions, garlic, legumes [chickpeas, lentils, beans], honey, pistachios, cashews, asparagus, and artichokes.

“Foods or drinks with fructose or artificial sweeteners are also on the FODMAP list.”

Stomach bloating may also be caused by constipation, trapped wind, irritable bowel syndrome, or even by swallowing too much air.

You could swallow air by drinking through a straw, or by talking with your mouth full of food.

Speak to a doctor if your bloating symptoms don’t go away, said the NHS. It could be caused by something more serious, including ovarian or bowel cancer.

While stomach pain is unlikely to be caused by a type of cancer, it’s always worth getting it checked by a medical professional.

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