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If you suffer from bloating, you carefully examine all the food you eat, but you tend to overlook what you drink. The most popular beverages you consume on a daily basis could be the culprit in your dead-end bloating war.

Let’s take a look at popular “healthy” drinks that could be contributing to your symptoms of gas, bloating, and indigestion.

1. Milk is the number one culprit for your bloated stomach that’s about to explode. Milk contains lactose which many people cannot digest properly. Initially, milk was intended for human and animal infants as a rich source of growth and nutrients; you will not see adult animals consuming milk anywhere in nature. Most people lose the ability to process milk with age, triggering multiple allergies and sensitivities. If you prefer chocolate milk on top of that, it provides your body with an indigestible formula of lactose and sugar which adds to your indigestion problems.

2. Coffee contains large doses of caffeine and acid that irritates and overstimulates the stomach lining. The strong ingredients in coffee eventually cause intestinal spasms and colic. Instant coffee, which is most popular in Europe but gaining popularity in the United States, is even worse for the stomach than naturally brewed coffee.

3. Tea, especially strong black varieties, contains a considerable amount of caffeine and, like coffee, causes stomach sensitivity and indigestion.

4. Fruit juice is believed to be a healthy drink and is widely advertised by companies that make juice to provide your body with essential nutrients and elements. However, once a fruit is stripped of its vital fibers through a juicing process, it is likely to be left with a high concentration of water and sugar. High amounts of fructose can upset your stomach and trigger acid indigestion or a gas attack. Also, sugar is the perfect food for Candida yeast to feed on.

5. Soda has to be the worst contributing factor in causing stomach bloating due to the high concentration of chemical ingredients. The sugar, artificial sweeteners, chemical additives, and caffeine mixed together by the carbonation process create a concoction that is so harmful to our bodies that there are no words to describe it. Both diet and regular varieties of soda are equally bad for you and can make you gassy almost immediately.

6. Energy drinks are among the worst killer concoctions for our health, containing twice the sugar and twice the caffeine compared to soda to give you a jolt of energy. However, the energy jolt very often comes at a very high cost to your health, namely poor digestion, gas, and bloating.

7. Beer is one of the main contributors to gas and a bloated belly along with many carbonated beverages. In addition, it contains traces of wheat and yeast that some people do not tolerate very well.

8. Champagne often accompanies many festive events and romantic occasions. However, the famous bubbly will give you not-so-romantic flatulence and indigestion due to the high concentration of bubbles and sugars.

9. Wine is a type of alcoholic beverage made by fermenting grape juice. The result is a highly acidic and sugary composition that can irritate the digestive tract and cause gas. Some people are more allergic to sulfites than most winemakers use as a wine preservative and an ingredient meant to stop fermentation.

10. Heavy liquor is literally pure poison to any organ in your body and is a very strong stimulant that wreaks havoc on your digestion. Drinking heavy alcoholic beverages is almost a sure way to cause bloating.

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