Ways To Prevent Bloating
In the hours between getting up and going to bed, the belly can undergo waist altering-machinations. The pants that zipped easily in the morning are putting a painful strain on our tummies by midday. We understand the consequences of eating a whole row of Oreos for lunch, but sometimes even a diet based on Spartan self-control cant prevent a gas crisis by midday.
Here are a few tips to prevent bloating and get a flatter stomach for a special occasion. Most are safe enough for everyday use.
You may have a food allergy. Two common ones are wheat allergies and lactose (a sugar found in milk) intolerance. These allergies, which can cause stomach to bloat in protest, can easily be confirmed by a doctor. If you test positive, then replace wheat with other whole grains and eat aged cheese and yogurt which have much less lactose than milk.
Dont eat too fast and dont chew gum. Speed eating and gum chewing cause you to swallow air, which causes burping, bloating, and other uncomfortable side effects.
Chew your food. Digestion starts in the mouth. When we swallow the food without chewing it well, the stomach has to work harder, causing, you guessed it: bloating.
Dont drink fizzy drinks with meals. Carbonation causes gas. Drinks that help eliminate gas and aid digestion include peppermint tea and ginger tea.