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One of the serious side effects of eating the wrong foods is an upset stomach that will result in bloating and abdominal pains. There are many foods that you should be avoiding each day that contribute to your digestive issues. The troubling issue is that 15-30% of people experience this abdominal pain on a consistent basis. The bloating and pain can almost surely be traced back to something in that diet, and identifying specific food that terribly upset your stomach can go a long way improving your overall health. These seven foods should be avoided to allow the stomach to function properly and improve your well-being.

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1. Beans

Beans can be a great source of minerals and vitamins, but not all beans offer the body the nutrients it needs to thrive. Several beans contain sugars called alpha-galactosides, and can cause an increase in the gas produced by the stomach. That increased gas will result in stomach pain and can cause irritable bowel syndrome. The result is cramping, diarrhea, bloating, and flatulence. If you must consume beans, look for the ones that provide higher amounts of healthy carbs and proteins. One of the ways to improve the quality of the beans is to sprout or soak them before consuming. If the beans are causing you stomach discomfort, make the switch to healthy grains instead.

2. Soda

One of the foods that you should seriously consider eliminating from you diet is carbonated soda. These drinks contain high levels of carbonated gas, adding to the bloating in your stomach and increase of abdominal pains. Each time that you swallow a mouthful of soda, you are simply added more gas to the stomach that will eventually get trapped in your digestive system. The result is excessive cramping and pain. There is zero nutritional value in soda, so instead of putting your stomach health at risk, consider the switch to flavored water instead. Soda removed from your diet will help your digestive system to heal and allow you to enjoy your meals each day.