Here are some healthy foods that can increase bloating;

Wheat and barley

These wholegrains are high in fiber which can support gut health. However, its packed with insoluble fibers that doesn’t breakdown fully causing build-up of stomach gases. Barley and wheat are also rich in gluten proteins which are known to spike bloating and other digestive conditions especially in people with gluten sensitivity.


Eating excess apples can increase bloating and other digestive issues due to the high fructose sugars and insoluble fibers when consumed raw.


Beans are healthy legumes high in fiber and other nutrients. It also contains carbs and oligosaccharide sugars that are known to cause bloating as they don’t digest fully and take time to breakdown. This leads to fermentation and accumulation of gas in the stomach.

Other healthy foods that can cause bloating include; onions, cabbage, prune, garlic, Brussel sprouts, lentils and cauliflower.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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