Bloating, flatulence, cramps, diarrhea, and fullness? You may have SIBO, an overgrowth of bacteria in your upper intestines. If so, some counterintuitive changes in your diet can help. Let’s explore the SIBO diet.
The health-conscious among us will be aware of this simple fact: The health of your body depends on
So, we’ve made it past many of the major winter holidays for 2019 and what lies ahead now? For many people, entering into February can mean unenthusiastically trudging ahead with our daily routines through a continuous onslaught of winter weather and all of the seasonal tantrums that come with it.
From elaborate brunches to elegant evening meals, the holidays are filled with opportunities to enjoy culinary creations. But, if you easily get bloated and gassy, eating at holiday gatherings may make you a little nervous.
“Since older adults tend to eat less to begin with, bloat can be dangerous in that
Q. Why do I get gas and bloating from sugar-free gum?
A. Alicia Romano, MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian, Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Tufts Medical Center explains: “The gas and bloating you experience when chewing sugar-free gum is not uncommon. For one thing, we naturally swallow a lot of air while chewing
Stores now offer a wide array of bread alternatives, including pita pockets, sandwich thins, flatbreads, and tortillas that are perfect for sandwiches.
Follow the same strategy when choosing bread alternatives as you do when selecting the healthiest loaves of bread: Review the Nutrition Facts labels and ingredient lists.
Check the Flour First
Q. Why do beans and other foods cause gas? Is there any way to reduce gas production?
A. Your body breaks down food in the intestines to use for energy, but certain types of carbohydrates, such as those found in legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) don’t break down completely. The bacteria
If you’re bored with the classic sandwich built between two pieces of sliced bread, it may be time to rethink the base of your sandwich. Stores offer an array of pita pockets, sandwich thins, flatbreads, buns, and tortillas that are perfect for sandwiches.
“Some—but not all—options in these categories can duplicate
People who suffer from the gastrointestinal (GI) disorder irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or frequent diarrhea know the discomfort of heading to a social engagement or just going to work without knowing when “the urge” might strike. IBS can effectively render people helpless, not in control of their own lives, and
On a hot summer day, it’s hard to beat a cool, creamy treat, but such sweets shouldn’t be eaten daily. “Ice cream, frozen yogurt, and other frozen desserts do not have much nutritional value, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a place in your diet—moderation is key,” says Lauren