Unbloat: Get rid of bloating and gas fast
Are you bloated after meals?
Passing gas is completely normal, but sometimes it can become excessive or gas becomes trapped. Women are affected twice as much as men by this discomfort. But relief is at hand. Get rid of that bloated look and feeling asap.
Most Common Causes of Bloating and Gas
- Lactose intolerance from dairy products is the most common cause.
- Excess fructose consumption from fruits, juices and fizzy drinks.
- Artificial sweeteners like Sorbitol.
- Gluten Intolerance. About 11% of Australians choose gluten-free. That figure is growing by about 8% each year as more people recognise that you don't need to have coeliac disease to be materially affected by gluten.
How to quickly relieve bloating and gas
- Activated Charcoal
- Digestive Enzymes
- Peppermint Oil
- Gluten and Lactose specific enzymes
Long Term Solutions to Bloating and Gas
- Digestion begins in the mouth, so chew food thoroughly ensuring lots of saliva secretion before swallowing.
- Try waiting until you have a feeling of hunger before starting to eat.
- Stop eating before you feel completely full. Hara hachi bu is the Japanese practice of eating only until you're 80% full. A similar practice is recommended in Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM).
- Eat slow, calmly and in good humour. Stress shuts down the digestive system and eating too quickly can lead to overeating.
- Include digestion supporting herbs and spices like ginger in meals.
- Drinking beverages immediately before or after a meal can dilute digestive juices, so avoid this. Drink room temperature rather than chilled.
- After a meal, wait at least 1 hour before snacking on other foods
Gassy Foods to Avoid
- Fatty and fried foods
- Strong flavoured foods (sour, spicy, chilly, coffee, cacao, strong tea,
- Foods rich in indigestible fibers that are prone to sit in the colon and get fermented, including beans, lentils, cabbage, raw beets, turnips, raw garlic and onions.
- Stone fruits like peaches and plums
- Cucumbers, squash and oranges