We all can feel a little bloated, but some of us more than others. Bloating can cause issues such as constipation, excess gas, and discomfort. If you are one of the unlucky people that does experience bloating, try to exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, reduce your intake of fizzy drinks, alcohol, and caffeine, and try to keep away from foods you’re intolerant to.
This may sound like a lot, and if you don’t want to skip your daily caffeine kick, there are other ways to reduce bloating. Within this blog, 6 foods and drinks will be mentioned that could potentially help with your bloating symptoms. Read on to find out what they are.
Avocados are rich in vitamins, potassium, and fibre, which will help your digestion, supporting regularity and preventing constipation.
Berries, in particular strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and are also high in fibre. Similarly to avocados, berries support the function and regularity of your digestive system.
Green tea can be an acquired taste, yet it holds so many positive values. Green tea is known to be a natural laxative, stimulating movement within your digestive tract and regularity. Therefore, reducing bloating.
If you’re not keen on green tea, why not try a similar drink like Kombucha?
Kombucha may not be as common as green tea, but it still has some great benefits. Kombucha is a fermented drink, usually made from black or green tea. This tea can help you squeeze in some much-needed antioxidants into your diet to help beat bloating.
This drink is rich in probiotics and can promote gut health and digestive regularity.
Papaya, something that might not be on your daily meal plan, contains an important enzyme called papain. This enzyme helps break down amino acids, encouraging healthy digestion and helping keep bloating at bay.
Turmeric, something that is used in curries and soups, has a compound called curcumin. Through studies, this compound has been found to have anti-inflammatory values, improve gut health and reduce symptoms of IBS.
These are only 6 products that can only help with bloating. But some other key things are to remember to eat slowly with your mouth closed, reducing the ingestion of air; drink plenty of water; reduce your intake of fizzy drinks; alcohol, and caffeine.
If you’ve enjoyed this blog and would like some more information on helping reduce bloating and support a healthier digestive system, why not read our recent blog: ‘The Importance of Gut Health Explained.’ Or to just browse our other blogs, click here.