10 Causes of a Bloated Stomach

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Cause #2: Fiber

Many cases of abdominal bloating can be attributed to an improper diet. The digestion of fiber by bacteria in the colon produces gas. With inadequate and irregular consumption of fiber and fluids, it can result in constipation and bloating. Fiber can be naturally and commonly found in various fruits, vegetables, and grains such as wheat and oat bran.

Fiber in plants cannot be easily digested by the human gastrointestinal tract. Fiber can be divided into soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is easily fermented while insoluble fiber helps to absorb water while it moves through the digestive system.

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