How to Get Rid of Bloating
Stay away from Carbonated Drinks
Drinking carbonated drinks such as sparkling water and soft drinks may seem like a treat, but where do you think those tingly bubbles end up? Trapped in your belly. Watch out for sugar-free or low-carb products, too. These beverages still contain artificial sweeteners, such as sorbitol, which can be difficult for many people to digest.
Eating food too fast results in swallowing air, which ends up getting trapped in the gut causing pressure and belly expansion – none of which will help flatten your middle.
Believe it or not your gut has its own nervous system, sometimes referred to as the second brain, and is lined with hundreds of thousands of nerve cells. So if you’re feeling upset, the colon can experience spasms which disrupt the muscular contractions that move gas through your gut. And as we all know, what can happen if you’re highly strung? Chances are you reach for that 4th cookie which isn't helping your waistline. Taking a walk will help reduce stomach pressure from bloating and gas.
Stay Away from Junk Food
Eating rich and fatty food, particularly the saturated kind such as pastries, fried foods and sausages can lead to puffiness. That’s because fats are the last thing to leave the stomach, leaving you uncomfortably full. What’s more, eating greasy foods causes damage to the gut wall lining. So when the gut flora is altered, bad bacteria inflames the intestinal tract, causing excess wind and the reason why you can’t stop burping.
Skip the Salt
You may be attracted to your salt shaker, but water is too. Salt causes your body to retain fluid, contributing to that puffy appearance and extra water weight. It’s not only the salt shaker you need to watch, you’d be surprise how much hidden salt is lurking in your pantry, namely condiments, sauces and salad dressings.