Bloating is one of the most common gastrointestinal symptoms, but they affect each person differently. For some, bloating only engenders mild discomfort, whereas for others, abdominal distention can be really painful.
Here are the top 10 foods that can cause bloating. Note that these foods don’t have to be completely eliminated from your diet. Most are healthy foods that feed the digestive system’s good bacteria, so test your tolerance before eliminating them!
1. Dried fruit
Apricots, peaches, plums, cherries, and thirty plus other stone fruits, all growing on the same tree. Do you think it is possible?
Yes, such a tree exists for real. A Syracuse University art professor is getting worldwide attention for his “Tree of 40 Fruit”. Sam Van Aken created this tree through grafting different varieties.
The first one was planted in Syracuse University campus. 15 other trees are now in community centers, museum and private art collections across the U.S.
The next time you get home from shopping, think twice before putting all your groceries in the refrigerator, because some foods don’t like the cold at all.
Here’s the list:
When you keep tomatoes in the fridge, the membranes of the cell walls get damaged, usually creating a soft and mealy texture. The best place to store tomatoes is on the counter, away from sunlight, with the stem pointing upwards to minimize bruising.
It pairs well with tomatoes and reacts similarl...
All summer, but especially in August and September, I go to the market thinking about what I can stock up for winter. If I’m buying bell peppers, for example, I might buy the right amount for the aforementioned meal and more to freeze.
For those who enjoy farm-fresh food but don’t like the hassle of canning, freezing is a great option. It’s simple and quick, and can be done in small batches. Not a lot of freezer space? Then choose just a few produce to take with you into the wi...
You already know the importance of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Eastern wisdom believes that well-being and longevity depend on a balance of the five elemental energies represented by five colours: Orange/Yellow, Green, Red, Blue/Purple, and White. Interestingly, recent nutritional studies advise us to eat foods of all these colours. This ensures that you’re getting a diversity of nutrients, antioxidants, and other healthy phytonutrients.
Orange and Yellow Fruits and Vegeta...