Beat The Bloat

June 25, 2014

Your pants are tight, stomach is gurgling, gas is moving, even pain can emerge when experiencing a bloated stomach. While it’s not the prettiest, most graceful thing we can imagine, almost every person has experienced excess gas accumulating in the abdomen. While the main cause of bloat is overeating, there are things you can do to treat & prevent this uncomfortable sensation.

Anti-Bloating Foods
Peppermint Tea: Research shows that peppermint activates an “anti-pain” channel in the gut that soothes inflammation.
Banana: Sodium is a HUGE culprit to feeling bloated. Potassium counters the negative effects of sodium. If you feel bloated from dinner last night, slip some banana slices in with breakfast.
Ginger: Ginger stimulates saliva, bile, and gastric juice (yummy) to help with digestion. To fight bloating, have small cup of ginger tea before/during your meal. Also if you experience heartburn ginger is a great treatment.
Yogurts containing probiotics: AKA “friendly bacteria”. Probiotics help control harmful bacteria in the body, particularly in the digestive tract.

QUICK FIX: Down a bunch of water. When the body is dehydrated or has too much sodium you are five times more likely to experience gas/bloating. Staying hydrated or drinking water when you are experiencing discomfort will help almost immediately.

I hope this helps!

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