Do certain fruits cause gas?

January 8, 2020

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Dealing with digestive problems like gas or bloating? You may need to reduce fructose, or fruit sugar, in your diet, says Johns Hopkins doctor Linda Lee.

And while fruits are overall beneficial, foods like apples, pears and mangos are all high in fructose, so they may contribute to gas.

Berries and citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit contain less fructose, making them easier to tolerate and less likely to cause gas. Bananas are also low-fructose and are fiber-rich and contain inulin, a substance which stimulates the growth of good bacteria in the gut.

For more details, check out 5 Foods to Improve Your Digestion.

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