Five Ways to Heal Bloating Problems
Author: Vineetha Reddy
Do you refuse to attend pool parties because you are conscious of your sagging tummy? Do you also refuse to wear a bikini for the same reason? Although you are not obese, you may have abdominal flab that has resulted from bad eating habits. There are other reasons like suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hormonal fluctuations and increased flatulence that can give you a bloated abdomen. It is, therefore, not always the excess pounds that give you a puffy tummy. Here is a list of the reasons for bloating and their solutions:
- Treat Celiac Disease And Bloating: Celiac is a fairly common autoimmune disease that results from your intestines’ inability to absorb gluten found in wheat-based foods, barley, and rye. It is not an allergic reaction towards gluten. Instead, your body regards gluten as a threat and attacks the compounds. In the process of attacking the gluten compounds, your immune system also kills some healthy cells. If you have celiac disease, eating foods that have gluten can also cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fatigue. There is no cure for celiac disease, and the loss of nutrients owing to this disease causes water retention and hence, results in bloating. However, you can control celiac disease by eating gluten-free food and food that have enough fiber to cleanse your intestines.
- Cure Bloating From Digestive Problems: Digestive problems result primarily from the inability of your body to expel toxins from your intestines. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation as well as diarrhea can be cured if your intestines are healthy and clean. A fiber-rich diet helps cleansing your digestive tract and prevents water retention that causes bloating. Drinking peppermint tea daily will also soothe your IBS and other digestive issues.
- Control Flatulence And Bloating: The most common kind of bloating results from eating something that makes you feel too full and gassy. Lactose intolerance is another cause for gas, bloating and flatulence. You should reduce eating foods that make you gassy like broccoli, beans, lentils and milk if you are lactose intolerant. You should also include a diet that is rich in potassium as is found in bananas, spinach, tomatoes, nuts and asparagus. The potassium helps counteract the effects of sodium that increases bloating. Also, you could add parsley to your food. Parley is a natural diuretic that helps expel the toxins from your body. You should eat your meals on time along with including probiotics found in yogurt to improve your appetite and keep your digestive system healthy.
- Healthy Eating Habits To Moderate Bloating: At the end of the day when you sit down for a family dinner, you are likely to strike up a conversation. You want to know about their day and tell them about yours. However, when you talk as you eat, you are likely to swallow more air that can cause some bloating. Try talking less while you eat and chew your food properly, like your elders have always told you. It ensures food is broken down into small sizes to facilitate digestion as well as reduce chances of bloating from swallowed air. Also, avoid fizzy and cold drinks while you are eating. You should, ideally sit upright while you are eating instead of slouching over the dinner table. It will benefit the movement of food through your digestive tract.
- Reduce Bloating From Hormonal Imbalance: Hormonal fluctuations before your menstruation cycle can cause bloating. Also, during the early stages of pregnancy, surging progesterone levels can cause bloating in your abdomen. Pregnancy can reduce gut mobility and slow down the movement of food through your digestive tract.
Author Bio : Vineetha Reddy
Being a regular practitioner and adviser of everything related to nutrition, fitness, health and wellness, I also have begun to write and contribute to this knowledge ecosystem. I strongly believe that the organic food you find in your pantry provide the best benefits for good health. Follow me for my best ideas and solutions : Twitter or Google +