by The Fit Girl Reporter on
July 18, 2016

The Causes of Bloating and How to Alleviate It

Bloating is usually caused by eating too much, eating fatty foods, or eating too fast. Another common reason we bloat is because there is too much air in our digestive system. We swallow a lot of air and the rest of the gas is caused by the bacteria we have that helps digest our food. If our body isn’t able to move through the digestion process then it causes bloating from the gas that has built up.

There are also foods that cause more bloating than others so if you eat any of these on the regular and do bloat, try staying away from them or eating them less often because some of them are actually very good for you.

Foods That Cause Bloating

•Beans and lentils

•Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower

•Artificial sweeteners

•Dairy products (may be lactose intolerant)

•Whole grains

•Sodium

Remember that bloating is normal and isn’t a serious problem, but if it persists for a long period of time do consult with your doctor. There are some over-the-counter pills you can take for bloating but we suggest trying a natural approach first.

Eat smaller portions, less fatty foods, and pace your eating. Carbonated drinks also cause major bloating so replace that with water. Beans, lentils, brussel sprouts, cauliflower are all good for you so if you want to eat those you have to accept bloating as a possible side effect. Light exercises can also help alleviate bloating because it gets you sweating, increases blood flow and using up the energy you just consumed.

 

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