What can I do to minimise bloating?

Saturday, 7 December 2013

What can one do alleviate bloating and what are some of the causes of this?

What can one do alleviate bloating and what are some of the causes of this?

Bloating is usually a symptom of intestinal malfunction, although sometimes it may be caused by water retention or liver disease, so it is important to have the condition correctly diagnosed. When looking at digestive complaints, there is either a slowing down of the digestive process causing the bloating or an increase in bowel gases, often in combination.

Begin by eating regular smaller meals bridged with healthy small gluten-free snacks. Follow an alkaline diet and add probiotics and fibre to your morning breakfast routine. Try to avoid processed and very spicy foods, lower your sugar intake and avoid gaseous soft drinks. Drink plenty of water and choose tea over coffee. Some patients benefit from food allergy testing and exclusion diets. A great nutritional supplement to ease bloating and cramps is artichoke extract.

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  1. Casandra Sibanyoni

    Will definitely try eating smaller portions to stop my bloating

    6 months ago •

  1. Martie Visser

    I’m a vegetarian and I suffer with migraines, a spastic colon, hot flushes and a weight problem. Please help me!

    3 years ago •

  1. me

    My husband is a diabetic, I believe the medication is partly to blame for his bloat.

    4 years ago •

  1. Zellikinz

    since i only drink tea i feel much healthier, im lactose so milk makes me very bloated unfortunately.

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I love my veggies and I find that most vegetables leave me feeling very bloated.

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    I think being bloated is probably one of the most uncomfortable feelings ever. Lots of fibre, fruit and drinking water helps.

    4 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    Thank you for the info. I’ve realised that eating lots of veggies also helps lot.

    4 years ago •

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