Fight Bloating with These Natural Remedies
Ugh . . . you know the feeling, right? That full, gassy, uncomfortable (and sometimes painful) feeling of being bloated? Well, you’re certainly not alone in this one! Bloating affects millions of people every day and can be caused by a number of things including menstruation, overeating, or constipation. So what can you do, aside from poking a hole in your gut to release all that pressure? Keep reading for some natural remedies that will help you get relief – and fast!
So what can you do, aside from poking a hole in your gut to release all that pressure?
Some people may seek out their doctor to get relief. But, instead of running to the clinic (or the ER), there are some natural methods that can be used to relieve that bloated feeling. All of the products listed below can be bought online or at your nearest health food store. Even more important, they are safe to use, and all natural.
Try these natural remedies to help ease bloating:
- Digestive Bitters: Just as the name suggests, these herbs are bitter. However, they do help relieve bloating by kick-starting your saliva glands and digestive system.
- Herbs: Herbs such as chamomile, peppermint, lemon balm, ginger and fennel can be used to ease gas pains. Quite a few of them can be used in tea, and have a soothing effect as well.
- Peppermint Capsules: Peppermint capsules are sold in health food stores, and help calm the stomach.
- Calcium Tablets: Many stomach relief home remedies, such as calcium tablets, help relieve bloating.
- Charco-Caps: These are capsules that contain charcoal. They help to absorb gas trapped in your stomach and intestines, relieving bloating. You can find them in your local health food store.
Avoid these practices:
- Avoid Sorbitol: Sorbitol is an artificial sweetener. It is used in such things as sugar-free gum, cola or hot drinks. Sorbitol is known to cause diarrhea, and can cause bloating in some people.
- Avoid Eating To Many Dairy Products: For some people, especially those who are lactose intolerant, eating a lot of dairy products can lead to constipation and bloating.
Try these lifestyle adjustments:
- Drink Enough Water: Water flushes out waste in your body, which may be the cause of bloating.
- Eat High Fiber Foods: Bran, nuts, seeds, cereals, lentils all help to combat bloating.
- Eat Fruit: Fruit, much like fiber, will help to keep you regular, and combat that bloated feeling.
- Eat With Your Mouth Closed: Eating with your mouth open means that you’re taking in air with every bite. The more air that builds up in your stomach, the more bloated you’ll feel. Do yourself, and everyone around you a favor, and eat with your mouth closed.
- Reduce Stress: Stress can lead to bloating, as well as make you unwell in many other regards. If stress can be avoided, it’s in your best interest to do so.
- Exercise Regularly: Regular exercise helps to keep the body healthy and functioning properly. If you exercise on a regular basis, you’ll find you suffer from bloating less often.
As you can see, there are many household remedies that can be used for bloating. If bloating persists, you should consult your physician. However, in most cases, trying any of the above natural remedies should take care of the problem.