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15 things you should never eat or drink if you want a flat stomach

INSIDER Logo By Sarah Schmalbruch of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 16: Stomach bloating is natural, but certain foods are more likely to cause it than others.Examples include lentils, beans, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, onions, dairy, apples, and grains.Many of these foods have nutrients that our bodies can't digest, so they're instead fermented by bacteria, which can lead to gas and bloating. Stomach bloating is unfortunately a  normal and natural part of life. But some foods cause more bloat than others. That's because many of these foods contain nutrients that our bodies can't digest, like lactose, a natural sugar that's found in dairy.FODMAPs are another example. These short-chain carbohydrates can't be digested by the small intestine, so instead they end up in the large intestine, which is where they're fermented by bacteria. This fermentation process causes gas and bloating. While not eating or drinking the foods and beverages listed below won't help you lose weight or get washboard abs, it will help you avoid bloating, and will thus have you looking leaner.

Stomach bloating is natural, but certain foods are more likely to cause it than others.Examples include lentils, beans, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, onions, dairy, apples, and grains.Many of these foods have nutrients that our bodies can't digest, so they're instead fermented by bacteria, which can lead to gas and bloating.

Stomach bloating is unfortunately a normal and natural part of life.

But some foods cause more bloat than others.

That's because many of these foods contain nutrients that our bodies can't digest, like lactose, a natural sugar that's found in dairy.

FODMAPs are another example. These short-chain carbohydrates can't be digested by the small intestine, so instead they end up in the large intestine, which is where they're fermented by bacteria. This fermentation process causes gas and bloating.

While not eating or drinking the foods and beverages listed below won't help you lose weight or get washboard abs, it will help you avoid bloating, and will thus have you looking leaner.

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