Beer belly? Sounds familiar? Beer belly does not only mean ‘increased belly fat’, but also refers to the ‘instantaneous bloating caused by drinking beer.
Beer is a carbonated beverage made from sources of fermentable carbs like barley, maize, wheat and rice, along with some yeast and water. Therefore, it contains both gas (carbon dioxide) and fermentable carbs, two well-known causes of bloating. The grains used to brew the beer also often contain gluten.
Alternatively, if you are looking for alcoholic alternatives then red wine, white wine or spirits may cause less bloating.
A Word to the Wise
If you find that a certain food consistently makes you bloated, then simply avoid it. No food is worth suffering for.