Digestive Problem Foods

Fried food

Fat-laden fried meals might cause stomachaches and diarrhea. This 2021 Preventative Nutrition and meals Science study also linked fried meals to acid reflux.

Sugar alcohol

Some people have gas and stomachaches from candy, gum, and other sugar-free goods prepared with sugar alcohols. Sorbitol, erythritol, and malititol are "-ol" sweets.


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High fructose corn syrup

High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener used to make candy and pastries, and it can cause gas, diarrhea, bloating, and cramps in some folks.

Citrus fruit

Some people get heartburn from oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes. Citrus foods relax the esophageal sphincter, allowing acid to enter and produce heartburn.


Some people get heartburn from peppermint. Peppermint relaxes the stomach-esophageal sphincter.


Fermentable, non-digestible oligosaccharides in beans cause gas, bloating, and stomach discomfort. Healthy gut bacteria digest them in the colon. Gas results. 

Cruciferous vegetable

Cabbage, broccoli, kale, and collard greens are cruciferous vegetables. They include sugars like beans that cause gas, bloating, and stomach pain.

Spicy food

Spicy food might cause acid reflux in certain people. Spicy foods may relax the stomach-esophagus sphincter.


Chocolate, like peppermint and citrus fruit, relaxes the esophageal sphincter, causing heartburn and indigestion.

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