What foods and drinks can trigger digestive problems?

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Julieanna Hever, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics

If you have digestive problems, your diet may be to blame. In this video, dietitian Julieanna Hever discusses the foods that might be causing you grief.


Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Respect what your gut has to say. Even the most finely tuned machine has its quirks -- if certain foods trigger gastrointestinal (GI) problems for you, avoid them. Common heartburn culprits: acidic, spicy, and fatty foods; caffeinated and carbonated drinks; chocolate; and onions. Make it a goal to replace known gastric irritants with gastric healers, so you're not just getting rid of irritants. Notorious gas producers include beans, onions, and cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, and radishes. (These veggies are loaded with vital nutrients, so don't shun them altogether, but enjoy them in small doses.) The same goes for packaged low-carb treats and other foods containing artificial sweeteners -- especially the sweetener sorbitol.
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