What is bloating?

Some people think that bloating is connected with excessive burping while others think that is connected with farting too much. On the other hand some people think that bloating is actually when they feel too full or that bloating is only connected with the appearance. They say that the belly looks like as it will explode or like in pregnant women.

The doctors define bloating as a gas trapped in the stomach.

Read about 5 things which could cause bloating.

1. Carbs

Low-carb diet seems to help some people with the bloating problem. If not digested properly, carbohydrates can make you feel bloated as well. With finding out that alcohol, sugar and starches cause bloating you can prevent the problem. That is why you need to replace sugar and other unhealthy sweets with steamed, blended and juiced fruits, berries and vegetables.

2. You suffer from constipation.

If you feel better after you empty your bowels than the problem is not bloating but constipation. This happens because gas is trapped behind the poop and in order to help the poop to move faster through the bowels you need to consume more fiber. The gas will be also gone. Add fiber gradually.

If you start consuming more fiber suddenly you can make the problem worse. There are great numbers of foods rich in fiber which tastes deliciously. You can also start consuming whole grain bread instead of white one, prepare smoothies and consume berries.

3. You’re too stressed.

Itis scientifically proven that stress can make you feel bloated. Our brain prevents the proper digestive function when we are under stress. Together with constipation and stomachache you can also feel bloated. So get rid of stress.

There are many anti-stress medicines. So if you feel bloated and have other digestive problems, try to relieve stress as well as on pay attention on your diet.

4. You’re eating too fast.

Try to drink and eat more slowly if you feel bloated. Spend more time in chewing your food. If you don’t chew your food long enough you may have problem with digestion. So take small bites and chew them slowly.

5. You’re not drinking enough water.

If you don’t drink enough water, it can cause numerous health problems. Try to have bottle of water  near you–at home and work.

Dehydration is mostly caused by sugar, alcohol and coffee. If you are one of those people who consume these beverages most of the time it is very likely you are dehydrated. Six to eight glasses of water a day are recommended.

When you don’t drink proper amount of water your body uses the fluids it contains. Fluid retention causes to feel bloated. So drink enough water if you want to avoid this condition.