Generally unhealthy and fatty foods are a problem for our health. They lead to weight gain hypo activity and a host of other health issues such as heart issues and high blood pressure.
However, there are other contributors to that extra weight and bloated feeling you’ve been carrying around all day.
An undeniable inconvenience is having a bloated stomach. It seems to affect all of us from time to time, some much worse than others. We’ve compiled some of the most sure-fire ways to deflate your stomach.
Do not consume fatty and salty foods.
Foods which are high in potassium will help to counter some of the negative effects of the side effects of overly salty food or high sodium intake. These potassium-rich foods include stuff like avocado, spinach, sweet potato, asparagus, and many others and will help remedy the situation.
Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day
Drink lots of peppermint tea as it relaxes your digestive system and should let the gasses flow out of you naturally.
Take your time when you’re eating. Eating quickly results in you swallowing more air with your food and can lead to that horrible bloated feeling.
Give Up the Bubbles; carbonated drinks are a no go.
Flavor your water with fruits and herbs the natural way. Consider combinations such and lemon and mint, lime and cucumber or even strawberry and basil.
Chewing Gum is Outta Here, if you love your chewing gum you’re out of luck, unfortunately. Chewing gum just leads to swallowing and trapping excess air instead of your body. Try low fat popcorn if it’s the action of chewing you like.
Watch Your Sodium intake. Sodium is a recipe for disaster, it’s also liked to heart disease and high blood pressure.
Salt Can Cause Bloating. While some of us have a serious sweet tooth there are some who just can’t get enough salt. However, salt can be the cause of bloated stomach as well as heart and blood pressure issues. If you do find yourself eating lots of salt drink 3 liters of water a day to avoid water retention.
The Three F’s sounds at the very least. Fiber, fluids and physical exercise are of utmost importance. Take high fiber diet, between 8 glasses and 3 liters of water, and 30 minutes of exercise a day, 5 days a week. Keep this up a healthy new you should appear soon enough.
Wheat Allergies and/ or Lactose Intolerance. Make sure you are not lactose intolerant or have wheat allergies because these can cause bloated stomach. It’s best to go see and ask your doctor rather than self-diagnose. If you are, simply follow a wheat and/or lactose free diet additionally.
Watch out for “Sugar Free!” and artificial sweeteners. It may seem that science has out done natural and produced a manmade miracle but watch out. Artificial sweeteners can cause bloating and there are a host of other worrying claims linked to artificial sweeteners surfacing.
Veggies Can Be Bad Guys Too. A general rule of thumb is to eat as much vegetables as you want because they can only be good for you. However, there are some beans and vegetables that’ll fill you with gas. Beans, Brussels sprouts and broccoli can still be eaten, just in moderation.