Most people know that you’re not going to feel particularly svelte after tucking into a burger and fries. But a greasy meal is just one of the many things that make you bloated. Things like stress and certain healthy foods can cause bloat too. (This feels unfair if you ask me. Shouldn’t your body reward you for eating kale and broccoli?)
So you have to watch what you eat in order to keep your stomach happy. That isn’t exactly a surprise. However, not all the causes of bloating are food based. Hormonal fluctuations, medications, and even dehydration may contribute to that horrible feeling in your lower abdomen as well. So even if you’re eating well and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, there are still a number of pesky factors that can cause that uncomfortable, semi-nauseous feeling in your stomach. Apparently, stomachs can be pretty sensitive to all sorts of things.
To help you avoid that nasty feeling as much as possible, here is a list of some surprising things that may make you bloated, along with general advice to help your stomach maintain its chill. Because who has time for abdominal discomfort? No one, that’s who.