- Cut down on sugar
- Reduce intake of bread
- Sip on peppermint tea
- Go easy on carbonated drinks
- Include cucumber and bananas in your diet
Cut down on sugar
Bacteria, which reside within the intestines, are known to feed on sugar. The resulting gases can cause some serious abdominal bloating making you feel fatter than you should. So if you’ve been feeling bloated, you might want to rethink your sugar intake.
Reduce intake of bread
Every time we’re hungry, we invariably reach out for bread. But did you know that bread can be the reason behind you feeling severely bloated? Well, bread is high in sugar content as well as yeast – a fermenting agent. These release gas into the intestinal tract when your body is trying to digest food. The yeast causes disturbances in the digestive system leading to a feeling of boating.
Sip on peppermint tea
Drinks like peppermint tea contain probiotics (good bacteria) which reduce bloating. This tea also contains an oil called menthol, which can ease digestive distress, especially bloating because it can relax your muscles as well as release the gas from your system. We suggest you drink peppermint tea twice a day for best results.
Go easy on carbonated drinks
As much as you love carbonated drinks like sodas and sparkling water, you must know that the fizzy bubbles in them can cause a buildup of air in the stomach leading to chronic bloating. Hence, it is advisable that you control your intake of carbonated drinks as much as possible.
Include cucumber and bananas in your diet
Cucumbers contain a flavonoid antioxidant known as quercetin that helps reduce swelling and thus, combats bloating. Bananas are rich in potassium, which save you from water retention as they regulate the sodium levels in your body. This can help reduce salt-induced bloating.