Let’s talk about bloating. You know, that stretch in our stomach after eating a delicious meal and the sudden urge to discretely unbutton our jeans under the table. Sound familiar? That’s because it happens to all of us; in fact, it’s a normal part of eating and digesting our food! After you eat, your stomach breaks down food into tiny pieces so that it can flow through to the small intestine where most of the digestive processes takes place. The breakdown of carbohydrates and the fermentation of dietary fibre may produce gas, which expands the gastrointestinal tract and causes bloating. This bloating will typically subside after some time, or after gas has passed.