Simple carbohydrates in refined grains and processed diets produce bloating, gas, and cramping. Poor eating choices may not cause intestinal inflammation.
A can of soup has 700 mg of salt. A ham sandwich has 1,117mg. High-salt diets can damage the stomach lining, causing ulcers and stomach cancer.
Sugar content in a single cup can be as high as six teaspoons, or more than 24 grams. Bloating, constipation, IBS, and diarrhea can all be symptoms of eating too much sugar.
Capsaicin-containing foods can irritate the stomach lining, causing nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and burning diarrhea.
Fried foods, dairy, fizzy drinks, fatty foods, chocolate, and alcohol are possible irritants. French fries and chicken nuggets can cause heartburn and acid reflux.
Sensitive persons, especially those with irritable bowel syndrome, may experience gas and bloating from these carbs.
Artificial sweeteners like sucralose and aspartame, which are FDA-approved, can create gut microbiota abnormalities.
Energy drinks contain caffeine, other stimulants, and niacin. High caffeine and/or niacin content might cause upset stomach and nausea.
Non-organic cereal grains, especially oats, include herbicides like glyphosate that damage the gut biome.