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5 Ways to Reduce Bloating

5 Ways to Reduce Bloating

April 07, 2023

You've probably experienced the unpleasant feeling of being bloated at some point, which is caused by trapped gas or elevated pressure in your stomach. Bloating affects 16-31% of the general population, which makes it quite prevalent. Fortunately, it usually goes away on its own and may have been brought on by a heavy meal or a dish that produces gas.

How to get rid of a bloated stomach? Here are 5 ways:

  • Identify the cause

Many individuals believe that having too much gas in their stomachs is what causes bloating.

By inhaling air and allowing food to ferment in your large intestine, gases like oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and methane are brought into your digestive system.

Bloating can be caused by an increase in intestinal gas. Possible causes include:

  • Consuming foods or substances that contain compounds which can be fermented in the colon such as fibre, sugar and alcohols.
  • A food intolerance, such as a lactose or fructose intolerance, swallowing too much air, increased bowel fluid, constipation, and/or unbalances in your gut microbiota, which is your body's ecosystem of bacteria.

Try to mindfully eat foods that reduce gas such as lettuce, zucchini, meat, eggs, tomato and rice. 

  • Eat smaller portions 

Eating a lot of food can cause bloating in two different ways. First, consuming a lot of food can stretch your stomach and cause gas to collect along your gut, giving you a bloated and full feeling. Second, if the diet contains indigestible or poorly digestible carbohydrates, your body will release more gases in addition to the ones in your colon.

Additionally, a high salt intake has been found to contribute to water retention in the gut and feeling of bloating. Finally, having a large amount of fat in your intestine may make you feel more bloated and cause gas to be retained. This may cause frequent occurences of bloating following heavy meals. 

Reducing your portion sizes and limiting your intake of foods high in salt and fat, such as fried foods, fast food, chips, chocolate, and confectionaries, may help reduce symptoms of bloating.

  • Use peppermint oil 

Peppermint has long been used as a digestive aid. It has been shown to reduce bloating and distension symptoms in people with IBS and other gastric issues when taken as a supplement.

  • Exercise regularly

Exercise can help eliminate gas from your bowels, which can help reduce bloating. Additionally, light exercise has been shown to help reduce feelings of bloating and fullness in the stomach after eating. A 10-15-minute walk after a meal improves the feeling of bloating more than medications. It has numerous other advantages, including weight maintenance, and it is simple to do.

  • Drink Gas-O-Fast Asli Jeera

Sometimes, you may be taking all the precautions and doing all the necessary things to reduce bloating but it still doesn’t help much. Gas-O-Fast Asli Jeera is a one stop solution for quick and effective relief from bloating, indigestion and other gastric issues

Try out these home remedies for bloating the next time you are faced with sharp pain and uneasiness!

Categories : Gas & Bloating

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