Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Ten foods that are hard to digest

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Knowing your favorite foods rank high on a list of tough edibles can be a bit hard to digest sometimes (pun intended). But seriously, did they have to tell us that chocolate, ice cream AND mashed potatoes sit among the top ten foods that are hard to digest?

You may be wondering how in the world mashed potatoes got there, but in fact this comfort food is loaded with milk. That means lactose intolerant people won't find them very easy to absorb. What about citrus juices? Believe it or not these juices can also throw a wrench in the digestive process. Irritating the esophagus, causing a stomach ache or inducing diarrhea could be the result of having citrus at the wrong time.

Don't worry though, this isn't meant to deter anyone from consuming broccoli or sugar-free gum (yes, both of these are also on the list!). Some people may just find it interesting if they experience these symptoms after eating, so check out the rest of the information to learn more.

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