Saturday, July 14, 2012

How to beat bloating

How to beat bloating
If your jeans fit perfectly in the morning but are too tight in the evening it might be because of bloating.

Bloating does not only makes you look a few pound heavier it is also can make u feel very uncomfortable. Bloating causes a feeling of tightness in the abdominal area, just as if you have eaten too much, even if u did not eat much at all.

There are many reasons why bloating occurs, but don’t worry there are also many ways to avoid and fight bloating.

CausesBloating occurs when excess gas is produced during the digestive process, this can be caused for example by Food intolerance, lactose intolerance and coeliac disease.

Nevertheless, these are not always the reasons behind bloating, more likely bloating will be caused by over eating, frequent consumption of too much processed or fatty foods, too high consumption of alcohol and fizzy drinks, a too salt rich diet or too little protein in your diet.

These causes can be removed by little changes in your diet. Cutting back on salt, alcohol, fizzy drink and processed foods will not only help you to beat bloating but also improve your overall health.

RemediesWhen the bloating already occurred there are a few herbs that can help you, those herbs are peppermint, ginger, fennel, chamomile and cinnamon.

All of those herbs can be found as teas in your local supermarket.

Many things can help you from avoid bloating before it takes place.

Two very important factors in avoiding bloating are, being physically active and drinking plenty of water; at least 1.5 litre a day.

It can also help to eat slowly and eat several small meals a day instead of one or two big meals.

If you suspect that a certain food is the cause of the bloating, it can help to write a food diary and see which foods you ate when bloating occurs.

Remove these foods from your diet, also one at a time for 1 week and see if the problems still exist. This way you have the best chance to find out which foods cause the bloating. Food that you should definitely avoid if you have problems with bloating is gassy foods like lentils, cabbage, beans or turnip.


If bloating still occurs regularly even after you have followed all the advices above, you might need to consult a doctor, as the bloating can be a sign for a disease (for example, the irritated bowl syndrome)

              A nice cup of Mint ( peppermint) Tea after every meal helps to prevent bloating

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