Written by Diet Bites
Bloated - Whines & Reasons - Comforting Tips
Evil Bloat is not choosy when it comes to victims.
Whether an individual is thin - or has a few pounds to melt off, Bloat can appear at their Dietary Doorstep, oft-times going completely unnoticed until it LOUDLY announces itself.
I assure you, Bloat has no manners - no manners at all.
Although Bloat can be attributed to medical issues such as IBS, lactose intolerance, GERD and other intestinal-related woes, the foods that we eat AND the time that we eat them have the ability to trigger Bloat in the best of us.
And let me tell you from a recent personal experience following a small veggie feast - it ain't fun to be bloated.
Given such, if you find Bloat at your Diet Doorstep more often than not, try to root out some of Bloat's trigger-foods listed below.
Late evening eating and drinking can really fuel a gas fire.
Whenever we eat, we refuel the body. Sleeping requires very little fuel, and with all that fuel in the belly, the Sandman might not be able to find us, particularly when we've ingested a jumbo burrito with refried beans & cheese on the side. Oh my - talk about Super Bloat.
Dieters are at higher risk of getting bloat than non-dieters, as well as those Individuals who embrace a healthy diet. The following foods can produce explosions from all ends of the universe, so you may wish to get out your pencil and take notes: beans, legumes, yams, corn, sweet potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, onion, garlic, radish, brussel sprouts, spinach, turnips, Swiss chard, scallions, peppers, pumpkin, leeks, kale, mustard greens & other assorted leafy greens, cucumber, chives, oatmeal, nuts & seeds.
Comforting Tips to Help Douse Bloating & Gas
It's important to determine the cause of frequent 'trapped gas/bloat' issues because it will provide the correct solution in dealing to rid this painful problem - so you'll want to hot-foot it to your doctor should Bloat become a significant issue.
Many times, individuals simply gulp down their food - or they use a straw to drink something and the next thing they know - painful gas settles in. Therefore in these circumstances, slowing down when eating and getting rid of the straw equals a quick solution. Here are a few others that may be of help:
Two methods work well for dealing with trapped gas, each at a different end of the spectrum.
Method One: Move about because the more you move the outside of your body, the more the inside moves. HOWEVER, you may prefer Method Two, particularly if you are experiencing gas pain:
Lay down on your side and position your knee as closely to your tummy as possible. RELAX.
If you notice bloat after consuming dairy, ask your pharmacist about over the counter medications for lactose intolerance
Gas relief pills sold over the counter may be your Gas Relief Hero
A bit of Beano before consuming foods and drinks may be your solution. It really does work quite well.