Do you find yourself getting bloated often? There are certain foods that may be causing excessive gas! I know what foods tend to give me the most discomfort including:
- starchy foods like potatoes and pasta
- beans and lentils
- onions and green peppers
- artificial sweeteners
For you, you may be fine eating the foods above but may find discomfort and gas eating other foods. Everyone reacts differently to foods, so figure out what foods trigger excessive gas and either skip them entirely, or keep reading to find a way to beat the bloat and enjoy your favorite foods!
5 Ways to Beat the Bloat and Enjoy Your Favorite Foods
1. Avoid carbonated beverages. The fizz from carbonated beverages can get trapped in your belly and leave you feeling uncomfortable! Opt for water instead. Add a lemon slice for added flavor!
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2. Limit sodium. Too much sodium can contribute to bloating and gas. I notice when I eat too many salty foods, I’m feeling it by the end of the day. That’s when I usually have to change into my stretch pants because my denim jeans are just a tad too tight after too much sodium!
3. Skip the beans and other gas producing veggies. Although broccoli and beans are good for you, did you know they can cause gas? There’s no need to give these foods up. Just check out tip #5 to see what you can do to continue enjoying these foods.
4. Avoid chewing gum or drinking through a straw. These activities may cause you to swallow excess air, which can contribute to abdominal pain and bloating .
5. Take an anti-gas product. If all else fails and other methods aren’t working, consider an anti-gas formula. As with any new supplement, consult with your doctor to make sure any new product that you take is right for you.
Bonus Tip: If you are fighting bloating during “that time of the month,” here are 6 Ways to Feel Better During Your Period.
What tips do you have for beating bloat?
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or other health professional. Please consult the appropriate professional before making any changes to your diet, health, or other areas.