7 Foods That Cause Digestive Problems

Fried foods

Fried food is heavy in fat and causes stomachaches and diarrhea.

Sugar alcohols

If sugar alcohols annoy you, choose sugar-free candies, gum, and other foods.

High fructose corn syrup

High fructose corn syrup, used in candies and pastries, can induce gas, diarrhea, bloating, and cramps.

Citrus fruit

Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes are acidic and can cause heartburn. 


Peppermint causes heartburn and indigestion in some people. Peppermint relaxes the stomach-esophageal sphincter. 


Non-digestible, fermentable oligosaccharides in beans can induce gas, stomach pain, and bloating.

Spicy food

Spicy food can trigger heartburn and acid reflux in some people.

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