pcos and Bloating

Many women with PCOS have problems with bloating. Often this is aggravated by certain foods. The list of possible food culprits is varied, but it includes foods that contain a carbohydrate called raffinose. This carb doesn’t digest well for some people, leading to increased gas production. Foods in this group include asparagus, beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower.

Other foods that can cause bloating include dairy products if you are lactose intolerant, certain whole grains, fruits, carbonated drinks, and products containing artificial sweeteners. Keeping track of foods and drinks can help you identify the ones that are bothering you, so you can limit or avoid them later. The PCOS tracker can help you do that.