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Bean-based foods are high in indigestible carbs that may cause uncomfortable gas and bloating. Hummus usually contains sodium as well, which makes you retain water, among other things. Chickpeas, the traditional main ingredient in hummus, can bloat the intestine because of the insoluble fibers that it contains. “The fiber content to carbohydrate content is equal in grams, so the body slowly digests it, leading to discomfort,” Doherty says.