When gases get trapped inside the body, they can become points of great discomfort. Not only is bloating sometimes painful, it can also be embarrassing to deal with publicly. And, with springtime upon us, the weather is only going to get warmer and daily outfits will contain fewer concealing layers.
There is no better time to take the fight to the bloat and rid your body of this inconvenience once and for all.
What is Bloat?
Quite simply, bloat is caused by a build-up of gas in the digestive tract. When we eat, food moves through the stomach, small intestine, large intestine and colon. On the journey through our bodies, the food is broken down by muscles and bacteria into usable energy. However, sometimes food is left behind where it continues to be digested and bacteria continue to release gas as they work.
This is a primary cause of bloat but it can be avoided with a few easy steps.
5 Tips to Fight Bloat This Spring
- Drink Natural Fluids Rather Than Artificial Drinks
Artificially flavored drinks contain chemical coloring and flavoring agents that stress the digestive system. Oftentimes these drinks also contain carbonation which directly exacerbates the problem of bloating. Instead of artificially flavored drinks, only drink natural, uncarbonated beverages like alkaline water, coconut water, and natural fruit juices.
- Avoid Dairy
According to the United States National Library of Medicine,
“Approximately 65 percent of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy.”
The problem is, most people don’t realize they have trouble digesting lactose from dairy products until they stop eating dairy. Because the body of a lactose intolerant person has to work harder to digest lactose, it slows digestion and allows gases to build up in the digestive tract, causing bloat.
Instead of dairy try substitutes made from almonds, coconuts, or soy.
- Get at Least 25 grams of Fiber Everyday
In a way, dietary fiber is like a cleaning agent for the intestines. Fiber helps to move undigested foods through the intestines more quickly so they can be excreted from the body. Averaging 25 grams of fiber per day is a sure way to keep digestion pumping and bloat down.
- Eat Healthier, Smaller Portions
Did you know that your stomach is only about the size of your fist? Now, think about the size of an average portion for you. It is probably bigger than your fist. Reducing the size of your meals relieves the swelling in the stomach from over eating and makes for more efficient digestion which indirectly reduces bloating.
- Drink Tyent Alkaline Water
One of the best things to drink in order to combat a bloating problem is Tyent alkaline water. Alkaline water is full of healthy antioxidants that help to flush toxins from the body and, because alkaline water has a faster gastric emptying period your digestive tract will be constantly hydrated for the job at hand.
De-bloat this spring with a Tyent water ionizer and enjoy the beautiful weather without a care in the world. Visit the Tyent Water Ionizer Buyer’s Guide now for more information.