Ways To Battle Bloating

There are few feelings worse than walking around feeling bloated. Bloating can add about 3 inches to your waist and it affects both men and women. There are ways to help stop and even prevent the discomfort of everyday bloating.

 

Bloating is an uncomfortable build-up of air in your digestive tract. Twenty percent of the gas that causes bloating is actually from gas we swallow, 80 percent is from the food you eat. That 80 percent comes from the breakdown of undigested food in the digestive tract, and also occurs when the body doesn’t absorb certain carbohydrates, including sugars, starches and fibre found in many foods, because of a shortage or absence of particular enzymes that aid digestion.

Four common triggers to feeling bloated.

  1. Common Foods Can Cause Bloating – Common foods we eat every day can cause bloating, such as carbonated beverages and artificial sweeteners, certain fruits and vegetables, wheat and dairy products.
  2. Avoid Artificial Sweeteners: In addition to soda, there may be artificial sweeteners in foods you don’t expect, such as yoghurts or reduced-calorie foods.
  3. Seek Out Gluten-Free Foods: If gluten is troublesome for you, seek out gluten-free products that are readily available in every major store.
  4. Look for Dairy-Free Products or Those Containing Lactase: There are a wide variety of foods in grocery stores made from soy products or rice products, they are made of products that don’t have lactose in them.

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