5 easy ways to beat bloating

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You’re drinking through a straw

A lot of drinks in food outlets are served with straws and if you don’t know it’s effect on your digestion you wouldn’t think it’s that much of a big deal right? Author of  The Bloatcare and medical doctor Robynne Chutkan affirms that with each sip you take with a straw you’re also taking in excess air, which results in bloating. She suggests that you take notice of the difference when you drink tea out of a cup and drinking a fizzy drink through a straw.

You’re always chewing gum

Many of the chewing gums that we enjoy usually contain a sugar alcohol which is known to be behind many digestive issues. Each time you open your mouth to chew or blow out a bubble, you’re also swallowing air. The next time you feel like freshening your breath, rather opt for a sugar-free mint instead of a gum, your stomach will thank you for it.

Eating too much fibre

Fibre is great for your gut health, but too much of a good thing, in this case, can be bad. Yes, too much fibre can make you gassy. For every of dosage of fibre one needs to complement it with a glass of water. Foods that you would want to cut down on if you suffer from constant bloating and constipation should include rice, bread, and beans.

You’re not moving enough

Have you ever noticed how you’re always bloated after a long flight or road trip? That’s because you were eating and there was limited movement for a few hours. While it’s known that being a couch potato won’t necessarily cause bloating, it sure can make it worse. Moving around the house or up a block of stairs when feeling gassy can sure ease up the discomfort.

Consuming too much dairy

According to research done in Australia, three in four people are lactose intolerant and the majority are unaware. While you may think your discomfort is a result of overeating your favorite creamy pasta, it could be that you’re having trouble digesting dairy products. Cutting it out completely may pose a challenge, hence experts advice that you keep track of what you eat. Avoid having dairy for breakfast, lunch and supper. 

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