Bloating

20 Natural Ways to get Rid of Bloating

Bloating

Many people complain about intestinal gas, but what one person complains about, may not mean what the other person is complaining about. To understand how the gastrointestinal tract works and how you are being affected is important to make the necessary changes to improve or prevent this in the future.

When you eat or drink, a small amount of air is carried into the stomach. When you eat food, it is then churned into small fragments, which then go into the intestine. After your stomach empties the small intestine it contracts moving everything south. And when it goes south is when you absorb food’s nutrition, such as minerals, calories, and vitamins. The liquid that becomes indigestible waste then goes into the large colon (bowel). Water from the liquid fragments is then reabsorbed and this is how stool formed.

If you follow a simple diet and lifestyle changes you may be able to reduce gastrointestinal gas and relieve symptoms.

Females are more likely to get intestinal bloating after eating than men. Aren’t we lucky!  Bloating is caused poor or disorganized contractions. Also, if the muscles are too relaxed, this can cause bloating as well.

A condition in which there are disorganized movement and spasm of the bowel is called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Your stomach can bloat from eating too quickly and your stomach not being happy with what you just fed it.

We already know that beans and milk cause bloating, but I’ve compiled a starter list below to give you a little knowledge on what foods can trigger bloating.

Vegetables

  • Cabbage
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Kale
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kohlrabi
  • Asparagus
  • Radishes
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnips
  • Garlic

Fruits

  • Prunes
  • Apricots
  • Raisins
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Fatty Foods
  • Pan-fried or deep-fried foods
  • Fatty meats
  • Cream sauces
  • Gravies
  • Pastries

Liquids

  • Carbonated beverages
  • Powders
  • Medications
  • Dairy Products

Natural ways to help bloating

  1. Let the gas leave the body. Yes, fart!
  2. Drink Peppermint Tea
  3. Eat ginger
  4. Eat some caraway seeds
  5. Drink some chamomile tea
  6. Take some activated charcoal
  7. Eat pumpkin
  8. Drink warm lemon water
  9. Chew your food thoroughly
  10. No talking while chewing
  11. Exercise
  12. Eat anise seed
  13. Take probiotics
  14. Don’t drink cold beverages while eating
  15. Reduce salt
  16. Do not eat fruits after a meal
  17. Eat digestive enzymes
  18. Treat constipation
  19. Eat smaller amounts of food
  20. Meditation

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16143143

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3388350/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3264926/

 

 

 

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