Always Bloated? Here’s What To Do About It.
Stomach bloating is an increasingly common symptom - most people experience some sort of bloating at some point in their lives, if not regularly. Bloating is characterized by the abdomen distending outwards and is often vaguely or sometimes more seriously uncomfortable. It sometimes is accompanied by feeling gassy, full, or having pain in the abdomen.
Bloating is different from actual fat gain around the stomach. Bloating is temporary and is usually caused by air in the abdomen.
For most people, bloating is uncomfortable and somewhat embarrassing. Some people joke about looking pregnant when they are feeling particularly bloated! If you have severe bloating that is accompanied by any other symptoms in the body, it is a good idea to talk with your doctor.
After ruling out more serious causes of bloat, here are 5 things you can do to help reduce bloating:
- Sugary and processed foods
- Dairy products
- Wheat and gluten containing products
- Other grains/refined grains like corn and oats
- Some vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and onion
- Carbonated drinks
- Chewing gum
Taking on a few healthy habits can also help reduce bloating - stress management and regular exercise are important for good digestion and a happy belly.
By: Ali MacBoudreau
Ali is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant. Her mission is to help you discover just how vibrant and amazing you can feel, by giving you the tools you need to make lasting changes. (Hint, it involves delicious food!) To learn more about Ali and holistic nutrition please visit her website https://www.holisticali.com/about