Bloating is uncomfortable. It’s a nuisance. It’s disheartening and it can be avoided.
We’ve all experienced bloating. Hormones, diet, and mood may all create bloating, which can ruin our day. Bloating makes us look fuller as well as feel full.
Bloating can be treated by reducing it to gas production in the abdomen. If you bloat easily, check your diet. Milk, cream, and cheese are lactose-heavy, so save them for exceptional occasions.
Bloating has also been related to straws, carbonated drinks, and chewing gum.
If you routinely have bloating, certain meals might reduce the symptoms. The foods listed below can stop bloating and help you feel better faster.
Ginger has been used in tradition eastern medicine for centuries for good reason. Acting as a digestive enzyme, ginger can help along your body’s digestion process naturally, reducing inflammation in the process.
If you have ever been to a Brazilian BBQ, you will know that they offer pineapple after a big meal. Why eat more if you’ve already finished? This is because pineapple contains natural digestive enzymes that help dispel gas, ease bloating and assist in digestion.
Fennel is a natural diuretic, meaning it helps our bodies excrete water and reduce sodium retention. After a salty meal, fennel can help take the edge off and allow our bodies to normalise.
Fennel is also great for relaxing our intestinal muscle, allowing gas to pass more freely, as it’s an antispasmodic.
As avocados are rich in potassium, they are the perfect food to include in a meal to help reduce the effects of bloating. This is because potassium acts as a foil for salt which is responsible for water retention and of course bloating.
Avocados are also a great addition to a meal as they help keep you feeling satisfied for longer and contain only 100 calories per serve (on average).
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Sauerkraut is just cabbage which has undergone fermentation, meaning it’s packed full of probiotics which promote a healthy gut. Probiotics are essential for optimal digestion conditions and can also eliminate some bacteria which cause excessive gas in the tummy.
Papaya may not be everyone’s first choice when it comes to the fruit platter, but you may want to reconsider if this isn’t among your staple. It contains papain, a mild laxative that helps our bodies expel waste. It is also a wonderful source of fibre, which is essential for proper waste management and regulation.
Bloating can happen for a multitude of reasons; stress, overeating, eating the wrong foods, hormonal imbalances! But, there are easy ways to reduce its effects, and eating certain foods can avoid bloating. The next time you feel bloated, consider adding these foods to your plate.
Do you know any other foods that stop bloating? Share with us below!
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