1. Dried Fruits
Each of the fruits we’ve discussed are even more problematic if they’ve been dried. Even though it is a convenient and portable way to eat them, when fruit is dried, all of the troubling compounds including sorbitol, fructose, and indigestible fiber are concentrated.
Already difficult to digest, most people don’t chew dried fruit extremely well, either, because it is tough. Dried fruit will most likely end up being fermented by bacteria in the colon, causing that painful bloating and gas.
Despite their high sugar content, fruits are generally very healthy due to the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber inside. Moderation is key for most people, but those with IBS or diabetes may do well to avoid the fruits on our list entirely.
If you notice a lot of stomach pain after eating fruit, it’s also a good idea to eliminate them from your diet for awhile to determine whether that can offer relief. The good news is that a little bit of research can reveal more digestion-friendly foods that also offer vital nutrients.