How often did you catch yourself or your friends complaining about bloating? But do you know what causes it? I have been doing fitness for a long time, for me personally, it is important to have a flat belly. Studies show that women are affected 24 percent more than men. In this article, we will go over what causes bloating and how to get rid of it - fast.
What is Bloating?
I’m sure that everyone has experienced bloating in the past and probably will in the future.
That feeling of being full, when your belly gets tight, most of the time is due to gas in your body. And often accompanied with pain. Unfortunately, it is very common these days.
One of the most common causes of bloating is overeating or eating certain foods. We are all guilty of eating too much just because the food is so good. See, your body knows when it’s enough. And when you eat more than you should, your body doesn’t know what to do with it. Hence why you can get gas and get bloated.
People that are intolerant to gluten (me included) often feel bloated because they had food with traces of gluten or ate gluten by mistake.
Other causes can be linked to certain disorders, diseases, or food allergies. Lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, celiac disease, all play a big factor in bloating.
Lactose and fructose are certain carbs that go into the FODMAP( fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) category. And this food group is a very common cause of bloating.
Swallowing too much air while eating and drinking will cause air to go into your digestive tract and cause bloating.
As mentioned before, women are more affected by this, and the reason is premenstrual syndrome. The good part is that it can be self-treated and it is fairly easy to get rid of.
How to Reduce Bloating
Luckily, there are some simple tricks on how to reduce bloating.
Let’s start with the most simple one but probably the hardest - go for a walk. Physical activity is always good for your body, but walking when you are bloated, helps you stretch your abdominal area.
The last thing that you want after a big meal is to eat more. But eating a banana will help out in a big way too.
Water will also help to reduce bloating and cleanse your body. Here at Buda Juice, we do pride ourselves on amazing formulas to cleanse your body. Click on the link below to know more.
Take your time with food. We know that people live fast today, and it’s hard to find time to eat slowly. But remember, your health should be your priority. Eating and drinking slowly will reduce air in your digestive tract and with that reduce bloating.
In the end, let us talk about some foods that can help you reduce bloating.
With all sorts of amazing benefits, green tea is antioxidant and helps your digestive tract.
Ginger speeds up the process of emptying your belly and it is antiinflammatory.
If you love its spicy taste, our Ginger Shot is just for you.
Great source of sodium and potassium. Eating them on a regular basis can help give your body the resources it needs to reduce water retention.
Apple and Cucumber
Just like bananas, apples are high in potassium and cucumber is 95 percent water. . Also contains water to help your digestive tract. Mix apples with cucumber and lemon, what do you get? Our No.4 Blue Lemonade. Can’t go wrong with that.
We do hope this helps you reduce your bloating and makes your belly flatter. After all, summer is just around the corner and we all want that beach body.