Up to 25% of healthy people complain of occasional bloating. Are you one of them?
What is Bloating?
Gas Bloating can be a sign of an unhealthy gut. It occurs in the abdominal area and happens when the gastrointestinal tract is filled with excess air or gas. Bloating can also be a symptom of underlying health problems like IBS or food intolerance.
What are the Signs?
Bloating can feel as though you’ve eaten a big meal. Your stomach will feel full and tight, which can be uncomfortable and even painful. You may also experience pressure in the abdomen.
They are many reasons why you may experience bloating. It might be due to the fact you are swallowing too much air, consuming gassy foods or overeating. It is also possible to bloat when you smoke.
How to Prevent Bloating
Gut-Friendly Foods to Eat
Peppermint Brownie Chips: Contains peppermint oil which is a type of medicine called an antispasmodic.
- Stomach cramps
- Bloating and farting (flatulence) (esp. If have irritable bowel syndrome [IBS])
- Decreases inflammation
- Treats stomach pain, constipation, and bloating.
Fig & Chai Granola: Contains natural prebiotics (Chicory Root Fibre) and is high in fibre.
Nutritionists recommend slowly increasing fibre in diet to allow body to adjust
- Oats loaded with fibre and contain beta glucan
- powerful anti-inflammatory properties
- Can enhance gut health and soften stool to prevent constipation and bloating
Goodness Bowls: Contain wholesome oats, antioxidant-rich berries, and fruit
- Berries (eg: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
- Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and blackberries
- Nutritious, excellent source of fibre
- Rich in potassium
- High water content and rich in potassium
- Supports a healthy fluid balance and helps stay hydrated
- Contains soluble fibre (pectin) that accelerates food movement as it passes the digestive tract
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