Have you noticed how at some times during the day you have a swollen belly while at other times your belly looks flat? Or well, closer to being labeled as flat? These can be signs of bloating! You might be having trouble putting on your jeans or have a real tough time bending down to tie your shoes. Different signs and symptoms, but the effect is the same: belly –bloating.
When you have a bloated belly, there might be scores of reasons why you have it, so let us find out some of the reasons why your belly absolutely refuses to behave, especially when you want to wear a form-flattering dress or a high waisted trouser.
Let’s face it, we all hate the sight of a bloated belly. Knowing more about the causes of a belly bloat may help you tone down the uncomfortable and unsightly bloated stomach, so here are a few of them.
The next time you are feeling like a porcupine fish, instead of feeling flustered, try to fix these issues by following these home remedies, just small simple remedies which can help you get rid of the tight uncomfortable feeling in your stomach.
Add one teaspoon of fennel seeds, one teaspoon of cumin seeds and one teaspoon of coriander seeds to 1 cup of hot water. Cover it and allow it to steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain the concoction. Have this tea two or three times a day and watch your belly bloat go away.
There are several potent ingredients which work in tandem to reduce bloating, and they include the pungent compounds gingerols and shogaols, which are great for keeping your intestinal muscles relaxed, and work hard to keep your stomach in great shape.
Make it part of your daily regime and like us, you won’t dream of ending a day without a cup of the stomach-calming ginger tea.
Here is how you can make your own hot cuppa! Put five to six thin slices of ginger in a cup and pour a cup of boiling water into it. Cover the cup and allow it to steep for about 10 minutes. Don’t forget to add a little sweetness in the form of honey and lemon juice to it. Also, for its extra inflammatory properties, you can add a few strands of turmeric to it as well. Remember, you have got to drink it up several times a day, say about three times a day.
Another option you can try is to eat one teaspoon of freshly grated ginger before meals. Sprinkle a little Himalayan pink salt on it and have it. Think of innovative ways of adding ginger to your food. Not only does it give your food the right kick, but it also has great anti-inflammatory properties which are super beneficial for your digestive health.
Boil one cup of water in a saucepan. Pour it into a cup containing a chamomile tea bag. Cover the liquid and let it steep for 10 minutes. Take out the tea bag and add a bit of lemon juice for the extra tang and honey as desired.
Sip the tea slowly. Have this tea two or three times a day between meals.
A dehydrated body gives rise to issues such as bloating. Lemons are also amazingly rich in vitamins B and C, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and so on, which aid in digestion and also keep your body alkaline. Just one of the pros of sipping on lemon water first thing in the morning, and continuing to do so all throughout the day, when you feel particularly bloated.
Besides aiding your digestive system, drinking warm lemon water can reduce bloating, gas and constipation.
Munching on a few caraway seeds can help nix the bloating issue right at the onset. Sometimes holding it in, because you are in the middle of a room full of people can be telling. So, pop in a few seeds when you do not feel too comfortable after a meal, even otherwise.
The answer is to eat a pinch of caraway seeds when your stomach gives you a whole lot of problems. Having a pinch of caraway seeds every morning is a remedy that always works. Continue with the remedy till you are able to resolve bloating issues.
When you are suffering from flatulence, it is imperative you stay away from foods which can cause it, such as beans and cruciferous vegetables. Fibrous food adds bulk to your stool, but are also hard to digest, so it is shoved through our gut.
When food does not break down, owing to improper chewing and having too much of fiber, when it is in the small intestine, it goes into the large intestine, where it starts fermenting as bacteria feasts on it. Thus, you end up feeling uncomfortable, bloated and downright distressed. Pumpkin can come to your rescue, as it is helpful because it can get rid of a bloated stomach. Add more pumpkin to your meal plans and you will be just glad you did.
Include about 1 cup of pumpkin with your meal to nip the bloating in the bud. Use your creativity to make a recipe of your own; lightly sautéed, boiled, braised, or follow Peter in this and make your very own pumpkin pie!
To get back to your old svelte self, the following tips and tricks are just what you need. Fix this and fix the problem for good!
Eating too quickly makes you swallow air with food, which leads to an inflated stomach. Try to chew and savor your food. Trust us, you will feel a great deal slimmer, whatever your weighing machine has to say about it.
Better still, be a little more indulgent and make yourself an Epsom salt bath. Just two cups of this therapeutic salt can manage to deflate your body pretty effectively.
Also, people who suffer from constipation need to down more glasses of water, as it will flush out toxins from their system.
Getting rid of a bloated stomach is not too difficult, provided of course you take steps to listen to what your body has to say. Also, lead a stress-free life, it might not be too easy considering the present scenario, but the root cause of most health problems seems to be stress nowadays, so don’t forget to breathe deep and walk. These simple rules can help you to stay bloat-free and healthy!