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Can watching what you eat prevent belly pain?

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Fatty, fried, or spicy foods could be behind your stomach woes. They can wreak havoc on your gut as your body digests them. They also can slow down the process and make you more likely to get constipated.

If you eat more nutritious foods, with a focus on veggies and fiber, you’ll digest things at a healthy speed, and your stomach will thank you.

From: How Can I Prevent Belly Pain? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Stomach virus (gastroenteritis).”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Abdominal pain syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Food allergy vs. food intolerance: What’s the difference?” “Nonulcer stomach pain.”

Nemours Foundation: “Digestive system,” “Stomachaches.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on May 22, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Stomach virus (gastroenteritis).”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Abdominal pain syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Food allergy vs. food intolerance: What’s the difference?” “Nonulcer stomach pain.”

Nemours Foundation: “Digestive system,” “Stomachaches.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on May 22, 2017

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