You surely know what type of discomfort a stomach bloating can cause, if you have experienced it. This issue occurs when there is excess gas in our digestive tract, which is causing flatulence, swelling, abnormal noises, burping and hard stomach.
Most commonly this issue is solving itself within a couple of hours, but it is even better to find a natural way to treat it and get rid of it quicker as possible, or even prevent it from occurrence.
Mostly stomach bloating is caused from:
Dairy products -- Mostly the lactose intolerance will cause stomach bloating.
Insufficient water intake -- When our body is dehydrated, it is retaining water to prevent from complications, therefore causing stomach bloating.
Gassy foods -- This type of foods is very hard for digestion, like beans, cruciferous veggies, fruits and some other vegetables.
Eating too much or fast eating -- This is the case when our stomach is stretching, therefore releasing space for gases to accumulate, and the foods we consume, cannot be processed well.
Stress -- When we are under stress, our body is diverting blood from our digestive system to other body parts, therefore making our digestive system less efficient.
Use of some medications -- Many medications may cause stomach bloating, such as antacids, aspirin, multivitamins, iron oils, painkillers and fiber supplements.
Artificial sweeteners -- It is difficult for our body to absorb artificial sweeteners, therefore causing flatulence, pain and diarrhea.
Fizzy drinks, chewing gums, use of straw and soda -- All of these products can cause stomach bloating.
But, the list of herbs, drinks and foods below can help you eliminate and prevent from bloating:
Papaya -- The active compounds that are contained in this fruit, can prevent from stomach bloating.
Ginger -- Prevents stomach bloating and boosts blood circulation.
Apple Cider Vinegar -- To prevent from bloating, consume a mixture of water and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
Lemon water -- Support digestion and prevent from excess water in our body.
Watermelon -- They are a rich source of water and potassium, also they are able to prevent from water retention and they are natural diuretics.
Pineapple -- It contains bromelain, an enzyme that can support our digestion, and support the process of breaking down proteins.
Asparagus -- Rich source of probiotics that have the ability to relieve from stomach bloating and water retention.
Avocado -- Avocados contain an enzyme called lipase, which can prevent from the formation of gases, therefore prevent from bloating, also it is able to break down fat.
Bananas -- Not only bananas, but every other food that is rich in potassium, is able to prevent from stomach bloating.
Oats -- Not only the oats, but every food that is rich in fiber is able to prevent from stomach bloating.
Yogurt -- The yogurt is able to regulate our digestion due to the richness in good bacteria.
Herbs -- Lemon balm, peppermint, lemon verbena, dandelion root, chamomile, fennel seeds, yellow dock and burdock root.
Herbal Teas -- They are able to treat many digestive issues, not only stomach bloating.
Also some abdominal massages can help in this case, and many of those massages have been used for centuries.
With this simple massage that we have for you, you can move the stool in your colon, therefore preventing and soothing camps, pressure, tightness and bloating.
- You should start massaging on the right side of your stomach, then go down to your pelvic bone, the massage should be gently and in circular motion. Then slowly up on your right side, close to your ribs.
- Then massage on your left side, massage gently in circular motion, from your hip bone towards your belly button. Keep massaging for about 3 minutes, use only your fingertips.
- Also you can press a little bit deeper inside, but be gentle.
- Then spend another minute, massaging from your rib bones to your hip bone, and then massage one more minute across the middle of your belly.
- Then massage for a minute from your belly button to the left bone of your pelvis.
- Rub clockwise for 10 minutes, or so.
- With this massage you will be able to support your digestion, but also boost your metabolism!