WHAT IS IT?
So, we’ve all heard the people around us complain of being ‘bloated’, but what actually is it? Bloating is usually caused by excess gas production or disturbances in the movement of our muscles in the digestive system.
Being bloating may leave you feeling ‘stuffed’, causing discomfort and sometimes pain (it can also make your tummy look bigger).
The reasons for someone to bloat may be due to the consumption of excess amounts of solids, liquids or gas in your tummy.
Bloating can sometimes be caused by serious medical conditions, however most of the time it's the food or drink to consume or ingredients you are intolerant to.
Don't worry bloating is very common!! So we are going to tell you some of the best ways to reduce it!
1. Don't eat too much at one time
Basically self-explanatory… eating too much at one time can leave you feeling bloated, so try eating slower or not as much at one time.
2. Do you have any allergies to food?
I’m not saying go get yourself checked if you get a little bloated here and there, but food allergies and intolerances can cause excess gas production in your tummy, leaving you feeling bloated. If you’re feel you’re always bloated after eating a specific type of food, firstly try avoiding that food to see if you still bloat!
3. Try avoid consuming air or gases
Here I mean things like soft drinks! Soft drinks and other carbonated drinks contain bubbles with carbon dioxide, which is a gas that can be released form the liquid into your tummy after you drink it!
Other ways of consuming excess air include chewing gum, drinking through a straw and eating while talking.
4. Try avoid eating food your know make you gassy!!
Have you ever noticed feeling more gassy than usual after a meal? Foods can cause people’s bodies to produce large amounts of gas, for example foods such as legumes (beans and lentils)!!
5. Eat more fibre
Bloating can be caused by constipation, which can be reduced by drinking more water and eating more foods high in fibre!
6. Try drinking peppermint tea or water with fresh lemon squeezed into it!
Probiotics can be found in foods and drinks such as yogurt (dairy products), kombucha and Vitaliyou superfood powers! These help the health of your gut and the levels of bacteria within it!
If you’re really worried and have chronic bloating which interrupts your daily life often, go see your doctor or health care professional and get it checked out!