The most common causes of bloating include eating too much, eating too fast, eating fatty foods and just having poor digestion. But no need to struggle with the discomfort — soothing a distended belly is actually quite easy. Here some powerful ways to fight the belly bloat using common foods and ingredients.
Mint leaves can be chewed up or steeped in hot water to make a tea. Mint has natural muscle relaxing abilities, allowing intestinal muscles to calm and release tension. Mint also improves bile flow helping fats to digest more easily.
Ginger is a potent digestive aid that has been used to alleviate gas, bloating and stomach pains for centuries. It naturally stimulates the body’s digestive enzymes, and is an anti-inflammatory, helping to relieve inflammation and protect the stomach lining.
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Anise is a carminative herb, which means it helps to expel gas out of the body and reduce bloating. It also eliminates nausea and indigestion. You can chew on anise seeds to release their benefits or boil anise seed in hot water and drink up.
Drinking water helps flush toxins out of the body. This will act as a diuretic helping to reduce bloating. Lemon will also stimulate bile acids which aids overall digestion.
Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatories. Curcumin, the potent substance within turmeric, helps stimulate the gallbladder to produce bile. Turmeric is known to combat indigestion, bloating and gas. The best way to get the benefits of turmeric is to drink golden milk.
Fluid retention is another cause of uncomfortable belly bloating. Luckily, parsley is a natural diuretic that helps release excess water from the body. Parsley tea (boiling water mixed with parsley) increases urination, which helps reduce the accumulation of water in the body. Parsley also has anti-inflammatory powers, helping to reduce belly aches and pain.