8 Reasons for Bloating (and Exactly How to Fix Them)

Some deal with bloating more than others, but chances are you've fallen victim to a distended and upset stomach on more than a few occasions. It's uncomfortable and enough to make you want to throw on a pair of sweatpants and cancel all your plans until your normal tummy returns. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid this frustrating problem altogether.

"A healthy gut is the atmosphere your body needs for healthy digestion, reduced bloating, and overall increased health," explains Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN. That means the types of food you eat are usually the culprit when it comes to bloating. Ahead, Glassman explains eight common reasons for bloating and how to combat the issue with smart food choices and probiotics.