3 Reasons Why Your Stomach Always Hurts

If you’re having chronic stomach problems, you should contact your doctor, but also evaluate if these three things may be to blame:

  1. Your diet is one-note—adding variety to your diet will introduce more good bacteria to your stomach, helping get rid of the bad, discomfort-causing bacteria.
  2. You’re eating too many nuts or raw veggies—these fibrous foods can cause serious discomfort since they’re harder to digest.
  3. You’re overly stressed—when you’re feeling the pressure, your stomach is likely to be upset in one way or another.

Don’t Forget About Indoor Air Pollution

Americans spend 90 percent of their lives indoors, where the air is 2-5x more polluted than outdoor air.

The most common pollutants are: 

Airborne Particles     Indoor formaldehyde     Household gases     Ozone

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Total Calories 365
Total Fat 6 g
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrates 61 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Sodium 558 mg
Total Sugars 8 g

Source: USDA

Pasta Primavera Salad


  • 12 ounces whole-grain pasta
  • 1 package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 package dry vegetable soup mix
  • 1 cup low-fat salad dressing (unsalted)
  • ½ cup reduced-fat cheese (shredded)
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs (sliced)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water to stop cooking and prevent sticking. Drain.
  2. Cook vegetables until just tender. Drain and cool.
  3. Combine cold pasta, vegetables, envelope of soup mix and salad dressing.
  4. Top with sliced eggs and cheese.
  5. Refrigerate until time to serve.

Makes: 6 servings

This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be exhaustive, nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. Readers should contact a health professional for appropriate advice.