Abdominal bloating is a condition in which the abdomen feels uncomfortably full and gaseous, and may also be visibly swollen (distended). Bloating is a common complaint among both adults and children.
We’re not talking about extra pounds of stomach fat here. We’re talking about the temporary abdominal distention that plagues most everyone from time to time.
Many people suffer from bloating. It can be very uncomfortable. Luckily, there are several ways that you can change your diet or lifestyle to improve or eliminate it. If these solutions don’t help, consult a doctor for advice.
4. Avoid constipation.
Too little fiber, fluids, and physical activity can lead to constipation, which can result in bloating.
To avoid this, eat a diet high in fiber (25 grams per day for women and 38 for men) from whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Also, drink plenty of fluids (aim for 6-8 glasses a day) and aim for physical activity for at least 30 minutes, five times a week.
If you’re eating a low-fiber diet, gradually bump up the fiber level, making sure you also drink plenty of fluids for better tolerance.
5. Cut back on sugar-free gum
Sugar free gums, candies and other foods containing artificial sweeteners like sorbitol and aspartame, which aren’t digestible and trigger bloating.
6. Watch your food pairings
Food pairing is based on the science of how food digests optimally in the body. Consuming conflicting foods at the same time can actually cause some major discomfort, like exhaustion, upset stomach, and bloating.
For example; our bodies can properly digest only one concentrated, non-water-containing food at a time (Anything that is not a fruit or a non-starch vegetable is a concentrated food.
If food can’t move through the body properly, you may wind up feeling bad even though the quality of food you’re eating is good. Pay attention to how you’re feeling when eating your food. Some simple changes will have you feeling svelte in no time.