Which should we prefer to feel less bloated: kale, cabbage, spinach, brussels sprout, celery, or avocado? Is there a bloating scale for them ?
A common cause of bloating is consumption of high amount of soluble fiber, which is fermentable by normal intestinal bacteria, which produce gas. From your list, Brussels's sprouts and avocado have more soluble fiber than kale, spinach and cabbage.
Other examples of foods high in soluble fiber (potentially bloating):
- Legumes: beans, peas, lentils
- Fruits: figs, eggplant, apples, pears
- Cereals: barley, oats, rye
- Sweet potatoes
Individuals with fructose malabsorption (which is relatively common) can experience bloating after eating foods that contain more fructose that glucose (apples, pears, honey, beverages sweetened by HFCS, commercial foods with added "fructo-oligosccarrcharids (FOS)," inulin or sugar alcohols (sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol...).