11 Popular Foods That Can Round Out Your Belly Like a Balloon

11 Popular Foods That Can Round Out Your Belly Like a Balloon

Hey there, viewers! Let’s face it, eating junk food is a way
of life for most. At least it is for me. In fact, I’ve gained a few pounds recently. Seriously, my belly’s really gotten big. On top of that, I’ve been having some serious
bloating issues. Why is this happening? Let’s talk about 11 Popular Foods That Can
Round Out Your Belly Like a Balloon. Should I cut down on onions? How about french fries? Wait a second… Apples? Broccoli? This has to be some kind of sick joke. We’re talking about all these foods AND
more. Let’s begin! Apples
We’re kicking things off with a bit of a shocker. Apples have a number of nutrients. These include Vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. But boy, can they make your bellow blow up. While apples don’t necessarily make you
fat, they do cause bloating in the stomach region. This bloating is visible to others around
you. It’s due to the fructose located inside
an apple, a type of sugar found in fruit. Fructose belongs to something known as FODMAP
— fermentable oligo, di-, mono-, saccharides and polyols. These are carbs that trigger digestive symptoms
ranging from bloating to stomach pain. A large apple contains an average of 23 grams
of sugar. This includes 13 grams of fructose. This fructose can become fermented in the
large intestine, and results in digestive issues including gas and bloating. The best thing to do when consuming apples
is to eat them slowly in a lesser quantity. Beans
Now who would’ve thought? Beans are filled with protein, healthy carbs
and fiber. But they also contain alpha-galactosidase. Like fructose, this sugar also belongs to
FODMAP’s. These digestive problems result in bloating
once fermented by your gut’s bacteria. You have this process to thank for that annoying
gas many of us experience after eating beans. Cramps and diarrhea can also be a symptom
during this time. I understand. If you like beans, hearing this can be a disappointment. Well be prepared for a few more shockers. Before we continue, hit that subscribe button,
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of Pizza. Now let’s continue with our video on 11
Popular Foods That Can Round Your Belly Like a Balloon… Onions
It’s obvious that onions are not everybody’s first choice of snack. I don’t think any of us are eating them
whole. But onions can still inflate the stomach area
if you happen to be eating them in large quantities. Like our first two entries, onions also contain
fructans that cause your insides to react. A juicy cheeseburger will not only make you
gain weight, but if served with onions, this meal can put you in an uncomfortable, bloated
state. A study from 2013 focused on 108 patients
with food allergies. The subjects were given onions to test their
reactions. In the end, the antibodies present in onions
made the patients particularly sensitive. If this applies to you, avoid using onions
with any type of meal. Garlic
The same study from a moment ago, also cited garlic as a culprit in allergic reactions. It’s sad considering the amount of things
that garlic is used for. Garlic is an essential ingredient in cuisine
from around the globe. From soups, to pastas, to simple cooking oils,
the absence of garlic is a detriment to countless recipes. Garlic contains a major allergen known as
allin lyase. This compound plus others can cause not only
bloating, but gas and overall discomfort. So if your stomach is acting up after eating
garlic, your best move is probably to stay away from it altogether. Potato Chips
You probably weren’t expecting this to follow garlic. Potato chips are considered one of the worst
foods for your belly. The average single serving bag contains 15%
of your recommended daily intake of saturated fats. Not to mention around 5% of your suggested
carbohydrates and 6% sodium. One study from 2011 has indicated that daily
consumption of potato chips is responsible for adding two pounds of flab to your body. So you may want to think twice the next time
you’re standing at the grocery store, thinking of buying a fresh bag. Diet Soda
Were you aware that diet sodas have a specific effect on your mid-section? Research has confirmed that the artificial
sweeteners found in diet drinks can increase the width of your waist. Participants in one study experienced an increase
of 3 inches in 9 years. This was the result of drinking one or more
diet sodas each day, and was nearly four times the increase that non-soda drinkers would
see. Regular diet soda consumers also have a higher
percentage of belly fat than those who only drink it on occasion. French Fries
We’re just rolling through the junk food here. If you’re watching your belly, French fries
are far from an intelligent diet choice. We’re talking a total carb-fest! A small order of World Famous McDonald’s
fries is equal to about 220 calories. This includes 7% of your daily saturated fat
value, as well as another 7% in sodium. One trial confirmed that people who ate fries
on a routine basis gained more than three pounds of extra fat over a four year period. If a small fry can do this kind of damage,
just imagine what a Medium or Supersize can do. So if you’re a fast food freak, try eating
a meal without that coveted side of fries. I know it’s challenging, but it could cause
your stomach a lot of relief. Beer
I know, I’m ruining your party plans, aren’t I? If you’re freaked out about French fries,
prepare to avoid beer. We’ve all heard the term “beer belly”
I’m sure. There’s truth to it. Beer can really take a toll on your stomach. We’re talking about a carbonated drink filled
with both gas and fermentable carbs. Both of these factors contribute to bloating. After just one beer, you may notice your stomach
feels like it’s inflated. If you continue drinking, your stomach will
reach the balloon effect we mentioned earlier. Do you find this list interesting so far? This next one will surely catch you off guard. Before moving on, we’d like to take a moment
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I know this is another radical transition, but when discussing foods that make your stomach
blow up, broccoli needs to be mentioned. Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli contain
raffinose. This is a sugar that remains undigested until
fermented by your gut’s bacteria. It can give your stomach uncomfortable bloating. On the bright side, eating this vegetable
on a regular basis can actually strengthen your digestive system. Over time, you will find yourself becoming
less bloated. Broccoli has plenty of great nutrients that
you shouldn’t miss out on. Cauliflower
Another member of the cruciferous vegetable family, cauliflower is incredibly important
to your wellbeing. It’s unfortunate that it still causes your
stomach to shoot up in size. Cauliflower also causes us to become gassy,
putting our stomach in a bloated state that doesn’t seem to let up. Much like broccoli, cauliflower’s content
is not fully digested once it enters the intestine. Once broken down by your bacteria, the cauliflower
is then turned into gas. One of the things you can do to avoid bloating
is to eat these vegetables in smaller amounts in a slower period of time. This gives your bacteria less to digest and
more time to properly break the food down. Milk
Yes, dairy products are good for you. They are highly nutritious, much like a few
other picks on our list. But if your lactose intolerant, protein and
calcium are going to be the last things on your mind. Lactose is the sugar found in dairy products. Approximately 75% of the world’s population
is unable to properly digest lactose. This means for many, milk is off the table. A lactose intolerant person who has milk can
experience a number of digestive problems. On top of their stomach feeling tight and
bloated, they can also suffer from gas and diarrhea. If this sounds like you, it may be time to
kick milk. You may also want to speak to a medical professional
to figure out if you should cut dairy altogether. Do you eat any of these foods? Would you consider cutting back on them after
watching this video? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!


  1. WATCH 🎥: 22 Foods You Can Eat A Lot Of And Still Not Gain Weight – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqM_A99edaQ&list=PL_fl96m7OLQWTg82q3ImUs2xVqdBNsjwL&index=9

  2. Do you eat any of these foods? Would you consider cutting back on them after watching this video? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! 🙂

  3. I'm allergic to milk. Not lactose intolerant. I still consume it though it gives me a headache and severe vomiting.

  4. 1. Apple
    2. Beans
    3. Onion
    4. Garlic
    5. Chips
    6. Diet soda
    7. French fries
    8. Beer
    9. Broccoli
    10. Cauliflower
    11. Milk

  5. Thank you for great video 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🌟🌟🌟🌟

  6. Thanks for sharing! i eat all of this food ang regular exercise and my belly is a normal size EXERCISE IS LIFER 😊

  7. At this point I think I should just stop eating food cuz apparently everything’s bad for u😂😪

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