Stopping That Awful Bloating Feeling

Do you always feel fat but you are not really fat? My friend, you are suffering from a bloated tummy. Not only does a bloated tummy make you look fat, the feeling is very uncomfortable too. You went to the party with a flat tummy and after drinking and snacking, keeping your pants closed is a problem already. Abdominal bloating causes discomfort but there is good news, you can avoid it easily.

Take Your Time Eating

You are not eating your last meal so there is really no need to rush. Take time eating and make sure you chew your food properly. When you do not chew well, there is excess air ingested which leads to abdominal bloating. In addition, when you chew more, the digestion of food is faster. Whatever you are eating, it should take at least 30 minutes. In addition, eating slowly makes you more satisfied with what you eat. You will end up eating less.

Do Not Be Constipated

Abdominal bloating can be caused by constipation. When your bowel movement is constipated, this means that you lack fiber and fluids. You probably lack physical activity too. To stop constipation, you should start eating a high-fiber diet with nuts, seeds, whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables. You should increase intake of water every day. Drink at least 6-8 glasses. Work out 30 minutes at least 5 times a week. If you have a healthy bowel movement, you are less likely to have abdominal bloating.

Food Allergies

When you have food intolerances, it can cause bloating. To know about your food allergies, you need to consult a doctor. There are those that do a self-diagnosis. If they believe they are allergic to wheat and dairy, they will eliminate all forms in their diet. However, there are healthy dairy and whole grains that the body needs. If you are allergic to food, which may eventually lead to abdominal bloating, you can choose alternate foods, which are lower in lactose.

Quick Home Remedies for Bloating

Bay Leaves

Place one bay leaf in cup of boiling water to provide instant bloating relief. Let it steep for 5 minutes then drink and remain sitting up or standing since that will gas to come out faster that lying down.

Chamomile

This has been used through the centuries for stomach flu, bloating and more. You can find the tea at local grocery stores. Drink a cup in the morning and one before bedtime.

Peppermint Tea

This helps relax the body muscles which will help the body get rid of digestive gas. Add 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves to a cup of boiling water and drink this mixture about 4 times a day, especially a cup before a meal.

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