5 Foods That Prevent Painful Stomach Indigestion

These Five Foods Can Help You Avoid Bloating and Indigestion

(DAILY EXPRESS) Bloating can be a sign of indigestion, which is a common problem. It’s usually triggered by eating or drinking – however there are also foods that can help you avoid it.

PHOTO: Cherry and yogurt smoothy, Pseph, Creative Commons

Indigestion is a term generally used to describe unpleasant or even painful sensations in the top of the abdomen or in the lower part of the chest, which usually come on after eating or drinking. It’s also sometimes called dyspepsia, or even heartburn – people may feel a burning sensation rising up into the chest.

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Indigestion can happen by itself or may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, bloating and flatulence. It’s usually related to what you eat, since the acid your stomach produces at the same time can irritate the stomach lining, the top part of the bowel, or the esophagus.

There are a number of foods, however, which can promote good digestion.

Whole grain bread

Eating more fiber can prevent constipation, according to nutritionist experts. They recommend eating 30g (1 oz, about the equivalent of one slice of bread) per day from foods such as whole grain bread, brown rice, fruit and vegetables, beans and oats.

If cereals and grains cause bloating or IBS, they suggest you get your fiber from fruit and vegetables.


Live yogurt or Greek yogurt are types of probiotics which promote ‘friendly bacteria’ in the gut.  SEE THE FULL STORY AT express.co.uk