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What Are the Natural Remedies for Bloating or Constipation?
Understanding Causes of Bloating
There are actually 2 major sources from which we may attribute bloating or constipation in our abdomen. One is from drinking and the other is from eating.
Either which, here is an important aspect. While bloating can be caused by diet, some studies reveal that if your diet contains high salt intake or simply by eating gas-producing foods, ex. dark leafy vegetables or beans or food with seeds, you may easily get constipated and your tummy, bloated. In some cases, calcium supplements can also cause gas to make your tummy pop up and feel heavy.
Yoga and Breathing
A simple inhaling can also cause your stomach to bloat and that is the reason why with yoga, it is required if not a must to equal the length of your inhale to the exhale, this way, all air intake will also be exhaled and nothing left in the stomach. This simple and regular breathing exercise alone does help aid proper digestion.
Food to Avoid
However which, let us get back to the main cause of constipation which is food. If what you eat doesn’t get properly digested or absorbed, it will definitely cause constipation so one key to avoid it is to chew your food well as it helps aid your intestine to easily chunk out the food you eat. In line to this, remember that sugar-free gum that contains sorbitol, milk, fructose (sugar found in fruits) can also cause this according to a study. With this in line, it is strongly suggested to avoid food with such like creamy desserts and dairy products. Avoiding these might give you half the ease.
Women with menstrual cycle are also prone to bloating and please do understand that women are also more prone to this irregularity. If recurrent, immediately consult with a physician as it could be a sign that you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Things to Remember
Gas in the stomach is produced when we eat too much and the intestines cannot process them all and digest them. When this happens, bacteria will feed on the leftovers inside our intestine and will result in the production of too much gas, making our stomach become bloated and feel full over long period of time. You know very well your own stomach’s capacity so be sure to respect this tolerance or it will lead to such.
Natural Remedies For Bloating
* Drinking ginger tea
* Intake of peppermint tea
* Drink boiled water with 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
* Administer probiotics: Acidophilus and Bifidus
* Detox Bath