The moment you noticed that you just fit in your skirt or trousers prepared for a special evening is the moment when you accept that the bloating begins to negatively affect your life. Here are 8 tips to get rid of bloating, whether associated with a premenstrual or food-induced syndrome.
1. Change your diet
When bloating is a common problem, change your diet to see if the symptoms are due to your diet. Complex carbohydrates from your diet, from bread or pasta, cause water retention, especially when consumed shortly before bedtime. Some vegetables and raw fruits can bloom you quickly: cabbage, cauliflower, onion, hot pepper, and all citrus fruits.
Roasted, very salty foods, along with acidic beverages, whether sweet or alcoholic, contribute significantly to bloating, as well as artificial sweeteners, especially xylitol, an ingredient used by most brands of sugar-free chewing gum.
In the spectrum, foods rich in potassium usually contain a diuretic amino acid. Eat more bananas, melon, mango, spinach, tomatoes, nuts and asparagus.
2. Close your mouth!
Chewing gum and straw drinking lead to excessive air ingestion that can cause or aggravate bloating. Smoking and talking during meals have the same unpleasant effect.
3. Try a probiotic
Probiotic bacteria with beneficial effects on the body are found mostly in milk products. This is one of the most effective probiotics with a strong bloating effect.
4. Prepare for premenstrual syndrome
If bloating occurs regularly, before or during the menstrual cycle, a calcium and magnesium supplement can relieve the symptoms of the problem. The daily requirement for calcium is 1.2000 mg and magnesium is 200-400 mg.
5. Use sodium bicarbonate
Because bloating is often caused by excessive acidity, the best treatment can be a basis for neutralizing the two. Mix well one teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in a 250 ml glass of water and drink it to the bottom.
6. Apply pressure on the abdomen
One of the most obvious ballooning treatments with high efficacy is applying pressure to the abdomen to speed up the removal of gas from the gastrointestinal tract. Start pressing your fingers over the right thigh, then lift them up under your ribs, move them along your abdomen and lower them to the left. This is the shape of your colon and you can sometimes eliminate the gas that balloons you.
7. Activated charcoal
Have you tried charcoal so far in bloating? If not, give it a chance to eliminate the bloating quickly, following the instructions and the dosage on the pack.
Bloating caused by constipation is often a sign of faulty digestion caused by lack of movement. With 15-20 minutes of walking per day, the food bowl continues its way into the gastrointestinal tract at a normal pace without the delays that cause the bloating.
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