The 8 Worst Foods for Your Stomach

Carb-dense food

Mention "carbs" and the word is bound to create a buzz. The reality is that not all carbs are bad, though. 

Unhealthy fat

Three types of dietary fat are linked to inflammation and thus contribute to excess belly fat: Trans fats, saturated fats, and omega-6 fats. 

Processed meat

Though tasty, processed meats are very high in calories and saturated fats. It's not only bad for your stomach, but it can also lead to heart disease and stroke. 

Fried food

Fried food tends to overwhelm the stomach, resulting in acid reflux and heartburn. Rothenberg says that fried foods sit in your stomach similarly to processed foods. 

Milk and high-lactose dairy food

According to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), a key component to keeping your tummy happy is the avoidance of FODMAPs .

Excess fructose

Foods with a lot of fructose (another FODMAP) can contribute to gas, bloating and diarrhea—common irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) hallmarks. 

Garlic, onions, and high-fiber cousin

Certain foods like onions, wheat and garlic contain a kind of fiber called fructan. For some people, fructan is difficult to digest and can lead to flatulence. 

Beans and nut

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart. The more you eat them, the more you, well, have gas. All jokes about this longstanding rhyme aside, it holds significant truth. 

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