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Artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners sorbitol and mannitol, which are found in chewing gum and other sugar-free products, can cause diarrhoea and bloating.

“These molecules are not digested properly, which is part of the reason why they are lower in calories. This, however, leads to excessive gas being produced as they build up and are fermented in the gastro intestinal tract, which can lead to bloating and uncomfortable digestive troubles,” says dietitian and author of The Clean Separation Kara Landau.