According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 60 to 70 million Americans are affected by digestive troubles, including chronic constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Diagnosing and treating digestive troubles can be tricky, and in many cases, food is at the heart of the problem.
But figuring out which foods are the culprits can be tough, and it requires an elimination diet, which involves removing foods from your diet that could be causing your symptoms. The foods are re-introduced later, one at a time, giving you the opportunity to identify which ones are causing symptoms.
These seven foods are commonly associated with a variety of digestive problems. Try eliminating all of those you feel may be contributing to your troubles and see if your symptoms improve.