Simple Habits to Reverse Bloating
If I had a dollar for every time someone complained about feeling bloated, I’d probably be able to afford a home in a city like Hong Kong or New York. The issue is deeply rooted in one’s gut - which involves the health of millions of bacterias and nerves cells living within one’s digestive tract, and a telltale sign that someone is suffering from poor gut health? You named is, it’s bloating, gassiness and abdominal discomfort.
There are many reasons why people experience bloating, from overeating, eating too much fatty foods, swallowing air to retaining salt.. your body is trying to tell something! The good news is that by developing the following eating habits, you can easily reverse and reduce feeling bloated.
1. Cut back on fizzy, carbonated drinks
Soda and other carbonated beverages are your gut’s worst nightmare. These drinks carry and release carbon dioxide into the digestive tract, creating that uncomfortable bloating sensation.
2. Stay hydrated with H20
(or coconut water)
Bloating can be a sign that your body is dehydrated, and is retaining water. So remember to drink water throughout the day - garnish with lemons, mint or cucumber for a little pizzazz.
*potassium-rich coconut water is also great for hydrating and flushing out sodium.
3. Keep your sweet tooth in check
Studies show that 3/4 people have fructose intolerance. Limit your intake of simple sugars, and stick to natural sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup.
4. Lay off the grains
Grains (yes, that includes healthy whole grains) and other high-fiber foods can be hard to digest. Go grainless for a day or two, your body will thank you after.
5. Get your namaste on
Focus on twisting your spine. Any twisting poses, whether seated or standing, will detoxify the toxins stored in your digestive organs by allowing new blood to flow through.