5 Foods to Avoid if You Have a Sensitive Stomach

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Do you have a sensitive stomach? If you do, you know just how inconvenient it can be. Some foods really mess with your digestive system and can cause you to be in lots of pain. In general, if you have a sensitive stomach there are food should avoid. Here are five you’re better off skipping.


Lots of people are lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy. Dairy isn’t meant for humans and some people experience bloating, diarrhea, or brain fog after eating it. Swap out cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and cream for dairy-free alternatives.

Artificial Sweeteners and a High-Sugar Diet

Many people swap artificial sweeteners with sugars to try and lose weight, but they can disrupt your gut microbiome. Additionally, eating too much sugar can decrease the amount of good bacteria in your gut.

Fried Foods

Fried foods like donuts, french fries, and onion rings, are difficult for your body to digest and can cause bloating, gas, diarrhea, and an upset stomach.


Alcohol upsets your gut and decreases the number of beneficial gut bacteria. So you’re betting off avoiding cocktails, beer, and wine.

Spicy Foods

Spicy foods upset your gut and irritate the lining of the stomach or intestines. They can cause heartburn, pain, and diarrhea, so avoid adding hot peppers, hot sauce, and cayenne powder to your food.