Bloating is and has been an issue for everyone, I myself occasionally get bloated and if you’ve experienced it you know it’s not fun.
A lot of things are contributory factors to bloating and they include, bad diet, dehydration, hormones etc .
Ladies may notice that they seem to get more or easily bloated around their cycles, this is as a result of hormone imbalance that occurs during that period. Below is a list of things I have personally found helpful when I do feel bloated.
Citruses are known to calm the digestive system by acting as a natural but light laxative to help get rid of the indigestion which may be a cause of your bloating. Add a few slices of properly washed lemons into your water or squeeze the juice of lemon to your water and remember to drink a lot of water.
REDUCE SALT INTAKE
Salt intake causes water retention, and retaining of water will give you an overall bloated look, reducing the amount of salt you take will help your body to no retain fluid.
GINGER YOUR GUT
Ginger is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that help with bloating , add ginger to your meals to take advantage of its tummy-calming effect, use it in your smoothies, salads, and stir-frys.
STAY AWAY FROM FIZZ
Fizzy drinks also known as gassy drinks or sodas are generally bad for you, The bubbles can cause your belly to expand, so stay away from anything carbonated.
YES TO EARLY DINNER
Eating late causes bloating because if you eat late and go to bed then your body is unable to digest the food at the speed and rate it would if you had that dinner earlier, indigestion = bloating, early dinner = digestion= no bloating
DRINK YOUR TEA
Teas generally help to detoxify and cleanse the colon thereby giving it a flatter look, up your tea intake especially peppermint and chamomile tea if you are trying to get rid of bloating.
FIBER IS YOUR FRIEND
Fiber rich foods are generally known to easily aid digestion so having more fibrous meals will help with the bloating. Increase your fiber intake, foods rich in fiber includes oatmeal, leafy greens, brown rice, etc