Hey guys, it’s Dr. Mona. I’m a holistic nutritionist with an applied science background. I want to talk about a topic that all women and men experience. We’re talking about how to stop bloating in this article. I’m going to cover some main culprits of bloating. I will give you little tips and tricks that you can try and experiment with.
Bloating is described as abdominal pressure or feeling tight and swollen in the abdominal area. With bloating, you often see an increase in abdominal size in a brief time. Bloating is often accompanied by other not-so-nice symptoms like abdominal pain, gas, burping, belching, rumbling, or gurgling. Everyone gets bloated in their lifetime. you may be feeling uncomfortable and experience pain.
It’s super familiar with being reported in 20% to 30% of the general population. On top of that, more than 50% of people with bloating report that it significantly impacts their quality of life. So this is not only a vanity thing. It can legitimately hurt. Various factors can cause bloating, but most of the time, the common cause involves gas.
What is bloating?
Bloating results from overeating excess gas and, of course, period cramps. Most common is when we notice the stomach being bigger after a heavy meal and feeling super gassy. Then, there’s the PMS, which is a whole different story.
Half of our stomach is filled with swallowed air, and the stomach bloats up from gas produced by the bacteria in the intestines to digest the food we eat. The more difficult it is to digest the food, the more gas your stomach will produce. Not only do we want to look better in clothes and not be mistaken for carrying a child, but we also don’t want to feel bloated. It’s not a good feeling.
What causes bloating in the stomach?
What causes bloating? We all know the feeling of being bloated. When your tummy is stretched, puffy, and generally uncomfortable, bloating often happens after a big weekend of eating, especially during the festive periods.
But if it’s more than an occasional inconvenience, then you should visit your doctor so they can investigate this further. The good news is that if bloating is an occasional inconvenience, you can do various things to help prevent it. Bloating can be caused by many different things, such as:
- Excess wind.
- Food intolerance.
- Swallowing air.
- Coeliac disease.
- Irritable bowel syndrome.
Excess wind: We know that certain foods can increase our wind and cause bloating, so beans, onions, sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can increase this. So try to cook these down and maintain five a day of fruit and vegetables.
Swallowing air: It sounds strange, but it can worsen bloating. By the way, swallowing air doesn’t mean doing this because nobody does that. So the fact is that we all swallow air, and it’s usually when we’re eating food.
You can do things to help reduce this, so for instance. When you’re eating, don’t speak at the same time, don’t sit upright, avoid fizzy drinks, and when you’re chewing gum, chew your mouth shut.
Food intolerance can cause bloating when your bowels don’t empty properly, and the food produces too much gas, which gets trapped. The main offenders are wheat, gluten, and dairy products, but we’re all different. So the best advice I can give you is to keep a food diary for a few weeks. Write down everything you eat. Write down when you’re bloating is worse.
Constipation: If you get constipation, it can cause bloating. Now, you can do many things to help eliminate it, such as drinking more water, eating more fiber, and exercising more.
Coeliac disease: We have coeliac disease and bloating. Coeliac disease is a common digestive disorder where the intestine can’t absorb gluten found in wheat, barley, and rye. So when you have foods containing gluten, it causes bloating. It causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, and even fatigue. Coeliac disease affects 1 in 100 people in the UK. So it’s pretty common.
Irritable bowel syndrome: We have irritable bowel syndrome. Now people with IBS usually suffer from bloating more in the evening. They’re getting bloating isn’t usually linked to the excessive wind but more due to the bowel’s erratic movements.
How to stop bloating & gas problems?
What’s happening when you are experiencing bloating is what you are eating. It is not of breaking down in your stomach. Instead, it is going all the way to your intestines. It’s fermenting, and that’s causing gas. So when we’re talking about bloating, don’t worry. It’s temporary, but it can be uncomfortable.
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We’re going to talk about how to reduce bloating quickly. If your bloating, not only does it look like you have belly fat, but it’s very uncomfortable. It prevents sleeping, and you can’t fit in your clothes. So there are some straightforward things you can do. I’ll walk you through adopting healthy habits to lose that bloat forever. Let’s start!
1. Eat more mindfully
Eat more mindfully and try not to overeat when we’re eating. Mindfully, we’re paying attention to the food we eat. As a result of that, we’re chewing well. We’re eating slowly. We are eating in a more relaxed way. All these things combined can help our digestion.
- When we’re eating mindlessly, we tend to eat very quickly, and we don’t chew and feel like we can keep eating. We tend to overeat, and all of those combined can result in Bloating. If you want to improve your digestion, try eating more mindfully.
2. Reduce your stress and anxiety
When we’re in that stressed-out mode, we’re in something called the flight-or-fight world. In that mode, digestion does not happen efficiently. That is why so many studies show a link between stress and digestive disorders. There is also a link between pressure and bloating. It might be your stress if you happen to be bloated quite often.
- So, try to reduce your stress. Now we can’t eliminate stress. It’s not possible, but you can manage your stress in specific ways, and the way that works best is meditation. If you watch my Youtube videos, you’ll know meditation does help reduce stress.
There’s a study that shows that meditation can reduce bloating. But honestly, find something that works for some stress relief management that works for you. You could incorporate it into your routine, which may help you with the bloating.
3. Be cautious of sugar alcohol
What’s sugar alcohol? It’s a type of sweetener that you can find in sugar-free foods and also in chewing gum. For most people, their exposure will be through chewing gum. Examples of sugar alcohols would be sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol.
- These sugar alcohols don’t cause digestive discomfort for most people, but for some sensitive people, they can cause bloating, depending on how much you’re eating. If you’re struggling with bloating, check the labels of your chewing gum. Check the labels of sugar-free foods and see if they have any sugar alcohols.
Cut them out for a while and see if it makes a difference. I cut out chewing them a couple of years ago, and the bloating disappeared. I happen to be one of those sensitive to sugar alcohol.
4. Take Epsom salt bath
Epsom salts baths help draw out the toxins in the water from your body. The heat from the bath is going to help to sweat you out. So sweating and getting rid of toxins in your body will help give you a flat stomach and make the bloat vanish.
- Try to bathe every day because it keeps you fresh and cleans your body. Health’s freshness is related to the mind’s freshness, and a fresh mind digest well. So, stay clean and fresh.
5. Use probiotics
We’ve all heard that good gut bacteria is vital for digestion, and part of that is probiotics. Now, some studies show that certain probiotics help with bloating. My philosophy is to try to get probiotics from food first. If that doesn’t help, consider taking a supplement.
- So, if you’re trying to get probiotics from food, some good options would be things like sour crowd kimchi yogurt. It could be plant-based yogurt, regular dairy, or whatever works for you. There are a few other foods like kefir. You can learn more about probiotic-rich foods.
It’s going to help to balance out your gut bacteria. It will help get rid of bloating in the future from certain foods. So probiotics will help restore the bacteria and balance in your body.
6. Make a diet chart
Make gradual changes to your diet, especially when it comes to fiber. One of the most significant issues people struggle with when starting a healthier diet is the increased fiber and the resulting loading when our bodies aren’t used to that much fiber. We’re stripped bloat. It happens to a lot of people. There’s nothing wrong with it, but it can be uncomfortable.
- If you’re starting a new diet and increasing your fruits and veggies, you’re growing your legumes. The idea is to do it gradually. You give your body time to adjust to that, which will help reduce the bloating. Sometimes no matter how gradual the change, you will still struggle with certain foods.
For example, I struggle with raw cauliflower. I cannot eat raw cauliflower. If I have cooked cauliflower, I have no problem. Sometimes it’s a matter of cooking it. When it comes to beans, many people do struggle with bloating. It’s a matter of figuring out how to cook and prepare those foods so your body can adjust to them.
7. Write food note
You have to notice if your symptoms are related to any particular foods. An excellent way to do this is to write a food journal.
- So, write down what you’re eating and then write down your symptoms and see if there’s a link between certain foods. You are bloating a lot of times. You’ll notice there’s a link between certain things.
For example, many people have issues with dairy and don’t realize there is a link until they write it down in their food journal. A lot of people are lactose intolerant, and that can cause bloating. It’s common. Another common issue is something called FODMAPs.
FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates that some people struggle with. People feel uncomfortable when they have those FODMAPs things like mushrooms and onions. Going on a low-fat diet can help fodmap. A low fodmap diet can help another common issue, which is fructose. Some people cannot handle too much rectus or fructose in fruits. They end up bloating.
Sometimes, you’re eating certain foods, and your body can’t handle them. But for most people, those things are fine. You must figure out a link between what you’re eating and how you feel.
8. Don’t eat for 4 to 5 hours between each meal
It is the primary way to activate your migrating motor complex. Because as soon as you eat, your body shuts off that migrating motor complex. It takes a minimum of 3 hours and 45 minutes of nothing except drinking water to go through a full cycle of that migrating motor complex.
- If you eat anywhere before 3 hours and 45 minutes, you’re risking breaking that migrating motor complex and stopping it in its tracks.
- Ensure that your three meals are spaced out by 4 to 5 hours. For example, having your first meal at 9 o’clock is simple. Mouth always gets me, having your second meal at 2 and your third meal at 7 p.m. In that way, even though you’re not using a fasting period, you’re still able to get those gaps between meals. Now, to even make it that 4 to 5 hours between meals.
You must be eating until satiated. So this is where even if you aren’t using intermittent fasting, you can still use that and nutrient timing within the complete intermittent fasting bundles. All those highly satiating meals and recipes within the bundle to get those gaps between meals. Stimulate your migrating motor complex.
9. Do Fasting
You’ll get a fasting period when you use intermittent fasting, where you can stimulate that migrating motor complex. One thing to know is that if you drink Kito coffee, black coffee, or tea, then, for maximum stimulation of your MMC, you might want to push this to a little later in your fasting period.
- That way, you can have a little bit longer of a fast, stimulating that migrating motor complex and decreasing bloating. Now, intermittent fasting is an excellent tool if it doesn’t fit your schedule or if you can’t do it.
10. Take ginger tea
Ginger acts as a prokinetic within the body and helps get bloating. It means that it helps stimulate that MMC. However, one of the central stimulators for the MMC is not eating anything. It’s why it’s essential to have this ginger tea right after lunch or after dinner, so you don’t risk breaking that MMC in the middle of its action.
I like to use fresh ginger slices to cut up about an inch worth of ginger, put it in some water, and let it steep for about 10 minutes. So you extract that ginger. Make sure they don’t have any sugar in them. Sugar could then feed the bacteria that’s in your small intestine. It’s left behind inadvertently as well and leads to they’re floating.
- Ginger tea is fantastic. I recommend having fresh ginger in hot water if you want ginger tea. It’s better than having a teabag. Now ginger tea has traditionally been used because it helps reduce the stomach’s information. Especially if you’ve got bloating where you feel sick, have is intentionally going to help eliminate nausea. Also, it will help make the bloating go down in your stomach.
11. Follow the deep breathing rule
There’s a lot of science behind deep breathing. Deep breathing stimulates your vagus nerve. It aids in stimulating your rest nerve pair system and helps counter that fight-or-flight mode.
- Stress is one of those main factors that inhibit the MMC or the migrating motor complex by being that stressful fight-or-flight mode. It’s making it so that you’re essentially shutting off your MMC even if you aren’t eating during that time. Instead of activating that vagus, which has never triggered your restaurant pare mode.
As a result, you can then work toward activating your MMC. It makes me completely think about it. Because when your body is in that rest or repair mode, that’s where housecleaning functions happen, and that’s what the MMC is.
It’s a housecleaning function, but when you’re in a state of stress, your body thinks you’re in danger. It shuts off these housecleaning functions. They aren’t essential to that immediate sense of survival.
- So if you have frequently raised cortisol levels and are in that fight-or-flight mode, all housecleaning functions are shut off, including that MMC. It could result in bloating. Now the problem is with the nature of how we are today. Most of us are consistently stuck in this high cortisol, high fight-or-flight mode. We don’t ever spend enough time. We do not rest in repair mode even if you feel a stressful moment.
A simple way to stimulate that rest and repair to produce that vagus nerve is by incorporating deep abdominal breathing. There are a variety of ways to go about this.
You could sit at your desk, close your eyes, and breathe deeply into your stomach. Focus on pushing your lower belly out by keeping your rib cage stable. That’s where you can get that abdominal breathing to stimulate your vagus nerves further.
12. Limit the alcohol
I’m not going to tell you that a healthy lifestyle means you must stop drinking. I have a glass of wine pretty much every single night. But you do want to limit the alcohol. I’m sure you’ve heard people say before that alcohol is empty calories, and while a drink of alcohol is a glass of wine, it does have carbohydrates. The actual gram of alcohol has no protein, carbs, or fat.
- So, that’s why people say it is empty calories. Alcohol can’t cause dehydration, which can lead to water retention. While you’re trying to diet, limit alcohol in general. A great tip is to drink lots of water after having a glass of alcohol.
13. Stay away from processed food
Processed foods have a ton of salt in them, and I can guarantee that these brands that you see in the freezer and grocery stores are not using pink salt in their food.
They put this salt and other chemicals in their food to prolong the shelf life, which is why you can buy a frozen pizza or frozen chicken bites and put it in your freezer. It will last for a long time compared to a banana or an apple that you have sitting out.
- Find things like chips, hot dogs, and bacon soy sauce. A lot of these foods have so much sodium in them. Canned soup has not much going on in them, and it’s an overload for your body, causing it to retain water and make you feel bloated. A tip for being able to prolong your fruits and vegetables is to freeze them. It may not be ideal.
The freezing of vegetables does take some of their vitamins and minerals away. I could be wrong, but it’s better than eating processed food. If you can cut up some bananas, put broccoli in the freezer. I do that all the time. I would rather save it later than throw it away and go with something else.
14. Do a daily morning walk
Working out and sweating not only increases endorphins. It is a happy mood chemical that makes you feel great but also flushes toxins when you sweat. Your body is getting rid of excess water.
- Drinking a ton of water while you do the workout is essential. Because you don’t want to become dehydrated, working out is a great way to flush out. Toxins become less bloated and also burn fat at the same time.
A morning walk is the best for your body. But if you have a problem with time, you can walk in the afternoon or at night. Take a bath after a walk because it cleans your body and cleanses the toxic sweat.
15. Follow the acupressure technique
Acupressure is pressing instead of using needles. You’re pressing on different parts of your body. Where do you want to do that? You want to press underneath your right ribcage.
- Press your hand into it, and hold it for two minutes. You’re massaging your gallbladder, which will help reduce all that congestion, and you’ll feel less bloated.
The gallbladder stores something called bile, which helps you digest the fats. If you’re deficient in bile or it’s the gallbladder sluggish, you will get bloating when you eat.
- You want to press on the other side right through and here. You got the gallbladder on the right side, and on the left, you have the pancreas. The pancreas is the other digestive gland that helps you make the enzymes to digest all these foods.
Every time you eat, your body sets your pancreas senses what you eat, generating certain enzymes to help break that down. If you run out of enzymes, you’re going to get different.
The pancreas is not doing this job, and you will feel bloated. You want to work on the left side as well. You have two minutes on the right and two minutes on the left. Now you feel less bloated.
16. Avoid water before and after a meal
Avoid water 20 minutes before and 1 hour after a meal. It is challenging for many people who have difficulty believing it. When we don’t want to consider it, it is true. Water will dilute the digestive enzymes that need to break down your food.
- Avoid it too close to a meal, or do the best you can lose timing there. The other is a little drink that you can make homemade tea to help you digest your food, and you can sip this 20 minutes before meals.
If you warm up some water, add some fennel, coriander, and ginger if you can make it fresh. If not, you can get the whole dried herb. Add a little bit of this to warm water. Sip it before your meal, which will help you digest and break down your food.
17. Eat plenty of fruits
This one is one of my favorite tips, which is to eat fruit independently. Many people combine fruit, pies, and salad as desserts right after meals. I stress this tip because I feel like anyone doing that is trying to make a healthier decision by eating fruit.
- Fruits are so good for you, but combining them with other foods does not work well in your gut. The fruit is broken down so quickly that it can’t digest well with other food. It ends up sitting there. Zip putrifying ends up causing a lot of backup in your GI tract, which can lead to bloating.
These can lead to a lot of toxic buildups too. It’s more than bloating. Try to eat fruit on an empty stomach. I like to eat it in the morning because it’s easy. I don’t have to think about what else I’m eating, and I want my fruit servings in the morning.
18. Avoid constipation
Constipation is a very common digestive problem that can heighten the symptoms of bloating. Many different things can cause it, but here is how you can prevent it. So you can try to have a diet high in fiber, and you can get this from vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
- Be sure to have plenty of water throughout the day and try to exercise for at least 30 minutes, five days a week. That’s a healthy lifestyle. In general, when you treat your body correctly, it functions correctly. A quick note: many vegans rarely get constipated because their diets are typically much higher in fiber.
19. Avoid swallowing errors and gases
There are two sources of gas in the digestive system. The first is gas produced by the bacteria in your set, which I will discuss later, and the second is air or gas swallowed. When you eat or drink, especially soda or other fizzy drinks, you already shouldn’t drink.
These drinks contain bubbles with carbon dioxide, which can be released in the liquid when it reaches your stomach. Also, chewing gum, drinking through a straw, and even eating while talking or in a hurry can increase swallowed air.
- So when you’re eating, slow down, take your time and enjoy it. Slowing down and taking your time to chew up and savor your food can also make you feel satiated more quickly, which can help make you eat less. it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to realize you’re full.
So if you’re racing through this meal, you may be full in your stomach. But your brain hasn’t caught on yet, so you’re stuffing yourself with fun facts.
20. Find food intolerances
Intolerances are relatively common, and we eat foods. If your body is intolerant, too, it can cause bloating, excess gas production, and many other symptoms.
- Some common foods that people are allergic tolerance are lactose eggs, wheat, and gluten. You can avoid some of these foods to see if you may have an intolerance or allergy to them. But if you suspect that you do, you should consult a doctor.
Either way, I recommend going vegan because that already knocked out the dairy and the eggs. You can’t be intolerant to it. You can bet it doesn’t make sense if you don’t eat it. But you won’t know because you won’t get floated.
21. Drink more freshwater
Drink a cup of hot water with lemon every morning. Not only will it wake you up when you wake up, but it will also wake up your stomach. It’s also great to drink during or after the meal. The lemon contains a ton of vitamin C, and the sourness helps produce saliva, aiding digestion.
- You’re not drinking enough water, or you think by drinking too much water. It’s going to make things worse. It seems counterintuitive that if we up our water. We’re going to feel worse and more bloated.
But have you ever noticed that your food maybe have some alcohol when you go to a restaurant? And then the next day, you feel super bloated. A lot of the restaurant food has high sodium, and if you also have alcohol, it is dehydrating.
- Your body is dehydrated, so it’s essential to up your water and has water-rich foods like cucumber and celery. You’ll ensure you are hydrated throughout the day, and those foods you can pair with the water and ensure you’re not bloating more.
Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances slow down digestion, make you feel more bloated, and make you not go to the bathroom. But if you drink more and keep that consistent and regular, you will be stable and get rid of the puffiness.
22. Avoid caffeine
Avoid drinking coffee and milk soy for breakfast. Switch it to almond milk. It doesn’t contain any dairy or yogurt with probiotics, not those with a lot of sugar and corn syrup. All that stuff, the probiotics, and the yogurt are good for bacteria that help your stomach feel better and digest food better.
- You got blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. They’re all high in water content, which helps flush out all of your systems. Also, it’s rich in fiber, which can help move the food through the intestines quicker.
- You haven’t gone to the bathroom, possibly in days. You may be taking in too little or too much fiber, and other factors include stress, not being hydrated, not getting your butt moving, or exercising.
So you might have a hard stomach. It’s swollen, you’re uncomfortable, or you have pain or gas. You must increase your fiber little if you have too little fiber.
23. Avoid colorful beverage
Avoid consuming carbonated drinks like sodas, Pepsi, or coke. Especially when they claim to be diet as there usually contains a ton of sugar and alcohol is out of the question.
It will form gas in the stomach and make your face bloat. It is known to have a combination of sugar and toxins, and alcohol makes your body cuckoo.
- So instead of opera ginger lemongrass tea, the ginger seems. I see it’s a calming hub. It helps relieve gases and reduces intestinal activity. It also thins out the blood to increase blood circulation, so it’s also helpful in relieving pain.
24. Avoid fast food
Avoid eating greasy foods, especially fast food, as a combination of high sodium and grease will cause your insides to go a little. It keeps you fuller for longer.
- However, the grease can trigger the same for fast or processed food if you have irritable bowel syndrome and other related illnesses. That is high in sodium as salt messes up your body’s water balance and causes water retention in certain areas. Hence making you feel and look more significant than you are.
You’re eating well above the recommended daily sodium intake. Americans consume around 3400 micrograms per day, and the recommended amount is 2300 at the max and ideally 1500 micrograms, which means one teaspoon of salt. So the culprits can be canned foods, high salty snacks, chips, pizza, frozen food, etc.
25. Chew the food properly
It is vital to try to avoid chewing gum and eat slower. The process of digestion starts with chewing the food. If you chew your food longer and slower, you’re helping your stomach. Your intestines do all the hard work making it more manageable to be broken down and absorbed by the body.
I’m sure you’ve grown up, and your parents have told you to slow down and chew. Digestion starts in your mouth, so as soon as you start chewing, you begin to break down food. But if you’re like shoveling food in your mouth, you also swallow a lot of air.
- So slow down a perfect habit that I like to incorporate is taking a bite to put your fork down that way. You do not enjoy mindlessly eating and not thinking about it. These little things, in general, can stop you from holding too much air and hopefully prevent some bloat.
26. Keep your mind fresh
Bloating can be caused by depression and hypertension. Meditation helps with blood circulation and helps to clear the mind. You’ll find it can also assist in managing your stress anxiety. Meditating for 15 to 20 minutes a day will not only calm your mind, your stomach, and your heart.
- You could always take a nap and rest your body. When you’re sleeping, your body goes into rejuvenation mode. So it will help you fight against the causes that make you feel bloated. When you overeat, you often go into a food coma, and all you want to do is sleep right.
Reducing tension may play a role in reducing bloating symptoms. Research has found that diaphragmatic breathing techniques may help reduce abdominal distension. Another recommendation is antibiotics. In some cases, antibiotics may be appropriate for managing conditions like small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
27. Avoid frozen foods & chew gum
Suppose you look at the back of any frozen meal, even if it has low calories or low fat. Most people aren’t paying attention to sodium, which is a preservative.
- Sodium isn’t about bloating all that pressure in your bloodstream leads to high blood pressure that’s where high blood pressure comes from. So it’s a health risk too. We’ll avoid frozen, processed, canned, and pickled foods.
- The chewing gum process causes you to swallow so much air that it can cause bloating. So if you’re chewing gum and still feel like you look bloated, I would recommend trying sucking on hard candy, preferably one that’s sugar-free and healthy.
Suppose that’s what you’re trying to do but avoid chewing gum. Some chew gum contains chemicals that are very dangerous for your stomach.
28. Use peppermint oil supplement
Let’s move on to another effective way to reduce bloating, taking a peppermint oil supplement. Bloating may be caused by spasms in the muscles of the digestive tract.
One study showed that peppermint oil could be antispasmodic to help reduce irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, including bloating after four weeks of supplementing with peppermint capsules daily.
Seventy-five percent of the peppermint oil group showed a 50% reduction in irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. This was double the amount of people that improved their symptoms compared to the non-peppermint oil group.
- Peppermint oil has this effect because of its menthol, which helps improve digestive function. It helps to minimize symptoms of indigestion gas and bloating. It relaxes the gastrointestinal tract muscles by blocking the calcium channels involved in the wave-like contractions and relaxation of the digestive tract muscles.
- Peppermint oil also improves digestion by stimulating digestive enzymes and viola. A systematic review of all available studies showed that peppermint oil was more effective than psyllium husk fiber and antispasmodic medications in combating bloating and gas. You can take peppermint oil in a supplement form. Make sure you don’t eat too close to taking it because it will also give you heartburn.
Make sure you get delayed-release or enteric-coated capsules. This way, the peppermint oil gets released in the intestines rather than the stomach.
29. Use coconut oil
I will have coconut oil in my tea in the morning or MCT oil. I have this because it’s a healthy fat that will help my digestion and get moving in my stomach, which will help me go to the toilet and flatten my stomach.
Coconut oil has unique benefits in stopping bloating problems. If you have too much of it, it has the opposite effect. Make sure you keep going to the toilet, which you guys don’t want to do. It can cause stomach pain.
30. Follow food combinations
Food combinations are a big complex subject. Different types of food digest at different places and paces through your digestive tract.
For example, strawberries or fruit sugar digests at a different place in your digestive tract and much quicker than anything else like meat. Meat digests at a very slow pace in a higher place in your digestive tract.
So if you pair those two things together like in a salad where you might have chicken and strawberries in the same salad, the fruit will sit on top of the meat.
- The meats will slow everything down, and while that meat is waiting to digest, it can sometimes take hours and hours to digest that fruit that wants to digest quickly, sits, and ferments. It sits on top of your meat and ferments and certs that bloating process.
If you don’t have a steel stomach, be mindful. If you’re pairing these foods with other foods, you don’t want to pair them with each other. Vegetables and meat are parallel with each other. They digest well with each other.
Vegetables and starches digest well with each other. Vegetables and fruit can digest well with each other. So again, try to avoid bad food combinations.
Bonus Tip – Pressure point technique
I will show you some pressure points to help you stop bloating.
1. First, find your belly button and then use four fingers. Place it above your belly button. The first pressure point is directly above. Press down firmly and massage for 2 to 3 minutes clockwise and anti-clockwise.
You start to feel a little ache, and your mouth will begin to water. It’s a bit of a sour feeling, but this helps eliminate gas and deflate your stomach.
2. The second pressure point is only one finger apart. So find your belly button again. One finger above your belly button is an X pressure point. Also, press down firmly and massage for 2 to 3 minutes. This one helps to eliminate water retention and helps with any stomach ache.
3. The third pressure point is directly underneath. So if you find your belly button, these four fingers measure directly underneath your belly button. The pressure point is right. There will increase the activity of your intestines and help your body eliminate fat much quicker.
So those were my tips and some pressure points on how to come back from bloating. If you have any other tips and tricks, share them below because sharing is caring.
I hope you enjoyed learning my top tips for reducing any bloating you have. I’m typically talking about the science back and holistic methods to use or achieve your wellness dreams.
Alrighty, guys, those are my 30 tips for today. Before we go, I want to remind you guys to keep your belly flat, bloating or not. It’s essential to maintain a consistently healthy diet and exercise routine. This will keep your body feeling good on the inside and the outside.
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Note: If your bloating persists, or it’s more than the occasional inconvenience, please speak to your doctor so they can investigate further and rule out anything more serious.
Frequently asked questions
Can I use digestive enzymes for bloating?
If you’re having trouble breaking down certain carbohydrates, your doctor may recommend a digestive enzyme. However, currently, there is little evidence that combination digestive enzymes are not traditional digestive enzymes like Beano.
For example, it is helpful for people with common gut problems like heartburn or IBS. There have been cases where digestive enzymes have been effective at reducing bloating. But for now, the research is ultimately conflicting at best. I also want to flag that many over-the-counter digestive enzymes have not been regulated or scientifically evaluated for effectiveness. So I would caution against their use and always speak to a doctor before shelling out the cash for these supplements.
What are functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs)?
It is not only a mouthful but a lot to talk about. Ultimately, disorders affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the esophagus to the intestines. Some common functional gastrointestinal disorders include internal bowel syndrome and dyslexia.
These conditions carry abdominal cramping and discomfort, gas, and bloating symptoms. Bloating has been reported in up to 96 percent of patients with IBS. Primary features of FG ids are abdominal motility, high nerve sensitivity, and brain-gut dysfunction.
What is inflammatory bowel disease?
Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD is a group of conditions where the digestive tract’s lining is inflamed. The two primary forms of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in Crohn’s disease.
Inflammation can occur anywhere along the digestive tract. However, it’s usually located in the lower part of the small bowel and the upper colon ulcerative. Colitis inflammation typically occurs in the large intestine, including the rectum and the anus. Both main forms of IBD can cause bloating and gas.
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