Can’t fit in your old jeans? Either your jeans shrank or your belly grew. Chances are that the latter one is true. If you have been in a situation where you feel the urge to unbutton your jeans after having a meal then you know how frustrating can bloated tummy be. You must be wondering that even after all the exercise and good eating habits, what’s up with the bloating? Sometimes you know who the culprit is (last night’s pizza) but other times your healthy habits are the cause. Let’s know about the reasons your belly can balloon and how to inflate it.
Gas that fails to leave your body often gets accumulated inside your stomach and cause bloating. People experiencing bloating can experience some pain that can be mild or severe.
What Causes Bloating?
Your diet is the main cause of bloating. Constipation can be a cause of a bloated belly, and also it can be an issue related to your diet. Like lack of fiber or sudden increase in fiber intake and insufficient fluids in your body can cause bloating. Even Food intolerances, like lactose intolerance, can also cause your stomach to bloat.
Food that helps to kick off Bloating
It may sound too obvious, but, seriously it works. Water keeps you hydrated which helps to flush excess sodium out of your body to flatten your stomach and lemon soothes your digestive system. This will banish bloat for good.
Since it contains a lot of water, it helps your body to get rid of extra liquids, which will make your stomach appear flattered. Celery is a natural detoxifying food and contains weight loss and liver protective properties. You can eat it raw. Next time you feel that your stomach is turning into a gas balloon just grab some celery and start chewing.
Please avoid it if you are Lactose intolerant. Otherwise, curd is the best food when it comes to bloated tummy problems. Curds carry good bacteria which help to process food better and beat bloating. No matter if you choose low fat or whole fat curd, it provides you with beneficial bacteria. If you don’t like to have plain curd then just be a little creative and add shredded coconut or peanut butter in it.
Ginger has been proven to help with gastric problems which means it helps to move things in your stomach so you don’t remain bloated. Try grating it into your favourite food or add it in your lemon water.
Asparagus kicks bloating right in the ass. It helps in urine flow and is also a great source of “prebiotics”. So it can break down any food particle causing you discomfort.
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