If you have a full and tight abdomen, which sometimes may cause abdominal pain and it might even be accompanied by increased stomach growling your stomach is bloated. Eating rich and fatty food can make you feel bloated and also overeating.
Here is a list of things you need to do to avoid getting bloated, courtesy of Providr.
1. Eat more potassium
Eating too much salt leads to a bloated feeling that makes it impossible to feel comfortable in tight jeans. However, eating potassium-rich foods such as bananas, tomatoes or melons will help you de-bloat.
Source: Everyday Health
2. Drink 8 glasses of liquid every day
Drinking water will flush out all the toxins in your body and it will make your digestive system work better.
3. Drink peppermint tea
Peppermint tea has relaxant and antispasmodic properties which can be very beneficial for your digestive system and help ease problems such as bloating.
Source: Healthy Food Elements
4. Don’t eat too fast
When you eat to fast, you also swallow air which in turn leads to bloating. Take time eating your meals.
Source: Eat This, Not That!
5. Stop drinking carbonated drinks
The fizz in these drinks can cause gas to get trapped in your belly, causing bloating. Maybe reduce the number of fizzy drinks you consume each day or replace them with flavored water.
Source: Huffington Post
6. Stop chewing gum
Chewing gum also leads to swallowing air and bloating. Maybe exchange them for tic-tacks or other mints.
Source: Cindy Flanagan, DDS
7. Get in the habit of reading food labels
Processed food has a lot of sodium in it and the daily recommended dose is 150 mg per meal. By reading the labels you can reduce the sodium intake.
8. Stop it before it starts
But the most important things is to not exceed the recommended dose of 2,500 mg sodium a day.
*This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.