Bloating usually occurs after a heavy meal and lately has become a common condition for many. There are people who feel bloated most of the time. Below you can read about 5 reasons for bloating and how to help yourself with this problem.
What is bloating?
A lot of people connect bloating with excessive gas, i.e. burping or farting. Their stomach usually looks like a ball and they feel overloaded. Doctors have explained that bloating occurs when you are full of gas. Read about 5 most common reasons why bloating occurs:
Constipation is the problem if you stop feeling bloated after you empty your bowels. This happens because gases are trapped behind the feces and to improve the situation you need to start consuming food rich in fiber. But be careful, start consuming fiber gradually because you can worsen the situation otherwise. Also try consuming more berries and replace the white bread with whole grain bread. Smoothies are recommended too.
Consuming excessive amount of carbs can cause bloating. Start consuming low-carbs foods. Instead sugar and alcohol eat fruits and vegetables.
You are too stressed
Stress may cause bloating -confirmed some studies. Digestive function is reduced when people are under stress. Constipation and stomachache can cause bloating. Get rid of stress and the problem will disappear.
You do not drink enough water
If you are not hydrated you may have many health problems. Alcohol and coffee cause dehydration and if you consume them drink 6-8 glasses of water every day. When you don’t enter enough water than the body uses the liquid it can find. Fluid retention also causes bloating so start drinking more water immediately.
You eat too fast
Avoid eating too fast if you don’t want to feel bloated. When you eat too fast you don’t chew the food and it can’t be digested properly. Try to eat small bites because is very important.