How to Eliminate Chronic Bloating
A very common complaint I get from clients is that they constantly feel bloated when they eat. Although this is a common occurrence in many people, it shouldn't be ignored as this is your gut's way of signaling digestive distress. Bloating often causes pain and discomfort and is caused by excessive gas in the digestive tract or the interruption of properly functioning muscle movement in your digestive system. There are several ways to help eliminate or reduce bloating significantly, which I've shared below.
What You'll Need
- dark, leafy greens
- anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric and ginger
- calming teas like peppermint or anise/fennel tea which aid in digestion and help eliminate bloating
What You'll Do
- Practice mindful eating - don't eat in front of the tv or phone screen. Really try to practice focusing on eating your meal. This helps with your digestion and helps the brain signal your body to know when you're truly full, meaning you'll eat smaller portions!
- Try an elimination diet in order to figure out what the culprit is of your chronic bloating. Bloating could be caused by inflammation of the gut. Cut out dairy, grains and legumes for a few weeks and slowly start to reintroduce products one by one in order to be able to see how your body reacts to each.
- Take a probiotic as they help nourish your gut with healthy bacteria optimizing its digestive function.
- Eat lots of steamed dark, leafy greens as they aid in digestion and help the body get rid of any toxins, ultimately healing the gut.
- Add powerful anti-inflammatory spices such as ginger and turmeric to your salads or cooked meals.
- Try a low FODMAP diet and decrease the amounts of food that naturally cause bloating such as cruciferous vegetables, onion, garlic and legumes.
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