3 Foods that make you bloat

Let's talk about a common health ailment: gas and bloating. Most of us pass from 12 to 25 times daily, according to Brigham and Women's Hospital.  A ballooned belly doesn't necessarily indicate that something is wrong with what you eat, but if your abdomen is too swollen to squeeze into your pants, you may want to identify the belly bloaters in your diet. 

* Broccoli, cabbage, kale: Kale, Brocolli and cabbage are cruciferous vegetables, which contain raffinose - a sugar that remains undigested until bacteria in your tummy ferment it, thus in turn produces gas and makes you bloat. 

* Legumes- Beans, along with lentils, soybeans, and peas are gas-causing foods. These little guys are basically bursts of protein in a pod, but they also contain sugars and fibers that our bodies can't absorb. So when legumes reach the large intestine, your gut bacteria take the lead and feast on them. This process leads to gas and can balloon out your waist. 

* Dairy - If you feel bloated, you might be lactose intolerant, which means your body lacks the necessary enzymes to break down lactose (the sugar in dairy products).