6 Easy Ways to Beat Bloat
Nobody likes bloating. It’s uncomfortable and unpleasant. Bloating is caused by intestinal gas, swallowing too much air, eating too fast, food improperly digested and/or a myriad of other reasons.
Here are some ways to beat the bloat!
1. Eat potassium-rich foods.
Some ideas include: banana, cantaloupe, mango, spinach, tomatoes and asparagus. Potassium helps regulate the fluid balance in the body as well as acting as an electrolyte. This mineral is required for keeping heart, brain, kidney, muscle tissues and other important organs of human body in good condition.
2. Cut carbs.
Starches like breads and pastas cause the body to retain more water.
3. Use twists and pressure.
Any variation of yoga asana or postures will help squeeze the organs and aid in reducing bloating or cramps. Apply pressure and/or massage the abdomen area in the direction of your intestines, following it down all the way near the colon in a circular motion to facilitate movement instead of stagnancy.
4. Eat parsley.
It's a natural diuretic. Diuretics increase the excretion of water in the body.
5. Get some probiotic strain B
This is found in certain yogurts and probiotic pills. It aids in abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea.
6. Physical Exercise.
Move your body, walk around, go on a hike, practice yoga asana, do a cardiovascular activity that will work up a sweat. This will keep your insides working properly and help move food through the digestive tract as well as release fluids.
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