ARTICLE AT A GLANCE
Simply quoted, bloating is the state when excess gas is filled up in the intestines leaving the belly swollen and uneasy, and can sometimes cause abdominal pain. It can occur unexpectedly leaving you wondering about the cause. You may not have over-eaten or indulged in any wrong act. Bad eating habits, digestive issues, and hormones can cause bloating. It is extremely common in women. If you are distraught with gas and bloating, try these tested remedies to feel the difference.
3 Common Causes Of Bloating
Here’s How To Prevent Bloating
● DRINK UP
Drinking a lot of water can ease your bowel movement and improve your digestion mechanism and your digestive system. It is also the simplest remedy to avoid bloating!
● INCREASE YOUR FIBRE INTAKE
Increase your daily fiber intake. This can improve bowel movements and avoid belly bloat. Consuming plenty of fresh fruits can be a good remedy. Include plenty of fruits and cereals in your regular diet and see how effectively you can prevent bloating. Multi-grain bread, oatmeal are other common high fiber foods to try out and avoid bloating.
● OVERCOME PMS OR PRE-MENSTRUAL SYMPTOMS
Women will unanimously agree with me that PMS is the most vexing ever. During most of your menstrual cycle, you are bloating, suffering from water retention leaving you uneasy and uncomfortable even on the busiest days. If YOU are frustrated, lend a thought on the pregnant women, new moms, and other lots…Bloating can be the most distressful condition for them. The increase in hormone during the period can increase hormone production causing slow digestion and water retention. Cut on excess salt in the week before the menstrual cycle and feel the difference.
● ELIMINATE GASSY FOOD
If you want to avoid bloating, you have to sacrifice some of your favorite snacks such as potato chips and fries. So if you hate being bloated up, avoid binging on gassy foods such as potatoes, lentils, beans, and other gas generating edibles, also try to avoid big meals, especially at night.
● WALKS CAN BE A GREAT HELP
A simple physical activity such as walking can be of great help. If you are feeling even slightly bloated up, try a brisk 10-minute walk. Believe me, it can relieve you soon from the bloating.
● MANAGE DAIRY INTAKE
Not everyone can digest dairy products such as milk, curd, ice creams easily. If you are feeling bloated after dairy intake, reduce your servings. Over the period as your digestion improves, you can increase your servings.
● DON’T EAT IN A HASTE
Eating slowly can also help. Surprised? You should be careful while eating. If you eat in a hurry and gulp in a lot of air, you will be bloated and uncomfortable. Avoid gassy, carbonated drinks and don’t consume heavy meals. Eat patiently in smaller quantities and allow proper digestion.
● MONITOR YOUR MEDICATIONS
Did you know that certain of your medications can bloat you? Now on be careful while opting for medicines. Avoid anti-depressants, antihistamines, iron pills, and Calcium supplements with carbonate or bicarbonate.