Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cocoa and Coffee Can Cause Bloating

Just saw this on AOL Health:
As a high-acid food, cocoa can cause bloating in sensitive individuals... Alcohol, fruit juice, coffee and tea are additional high-acid culprits, but the reaction may not be immediate: "It may take up to 48 hours for a sensitivity to appear," says Weatherwax. To find out if one of these foods is causing your bloating, cut out the suspected problem food or drink. Then consume it and wait 48 hours to see if you have a reaction.

The Solution: Limit cocoa-based beverages and foods if it causes bloating within 48 hours of consuming them.