It's Official: These Are the 14 Best Foods to Fight Bloating

Pretty much everyone has experienced bloating at one point or another. Not only is it uncomfortable, but stomach bloat can also change how your clothes fit and even how you feel about your body. Whether it’s experiencing the “food baby” phenomenon after an indulgent meal or something more persistent—like always feeling full and puffy—bloating is a total nuisance. So what causes it in the first place?

“Bloating is due to undigested food that remains in the digestive tract for longer periods of time than usual,” explains Kameo Snyder, registered dietitian and nutritionist. Certain substances found in a variety of foods like root vegetables, beans, and certain fruits cause bloating and gas, she explains. Bloating can also be caused by water retention and excess sodium intake, as well as gluten and dairy if you’re intolerant of them. Luckily, there are lots of foods out there that can help to prevent bloating from happening and stop it once it’s already started.

Here, find the top foods experts say you should try to beat bloating so you can look and feel your best from the inside out.