Diet and Nutrition

How to get rid of bloating: a list of useful foods

An unpleasant symptom of bloating is probably familiar to everyone. Moreover, this feeling, under the same conditions, can manifest itself in different people, or maybe not. Bloating is accompanied by a feeling of heaviness and "bloating" of the abdomen, an unpleasant taste appears in the mouth, belching appears, appetite worsens, a person feels weak and becomes irritable. Naturally, if such symptoms occur, it is necessary to neutralize this problem as soon as possible, confirms Sometimes, to get rid of this feeling, it is enough to adjust your daily menu.  How to get rid of bloating with daily products?

What causes bloating and how to get rid of it?

The main cause of this symptom is a lack of enzymes. If, for example, after a glass of milk, the stomach becomes like a watermelon – it means that your body lacks an enzyme that helps digest it, lactose.

In addition, the causes of bloating can also be:

  • unhealthy lifestyle (stress, overeating, malnutrition, inactivity);
  • diseases of the upper intestines (gastritis,ulcer);
  • swallowing too much air while eating.

The state of intestinal dysbacteriosis can also contribute to this.  It can be called:

The nervous system can also affect bloating. Spasmodic processes that occur in a state of neuroses affect the work of the gastrointestinal tract.

However, this problem can be overcome by adding certain foods to your menu.

Fruits and vegetables to fight bloating

If you suffer from bloating, then try to eat less raw vegetables, and be selective about fruits. You should also eat rice, the carbohydrates contained in it are completely broken down in the intestines without causing gas formation.

In addition, the following products may help you:

  • bananas,
  • papaya,
  • asparagus,
  • cucumbers.

See also: Foods that can cause bloating

Bananas and papaya in the fight for a flat stomach

Foods rich in potassium, such as bananas, prevent fluid retention in the body by regulating sodium levels in the body and may be beneficial in case of bloating caused by excessive salt intake. Bananas also help with constipation. And constipation, as you know, can also cause bloating. Other foods high in potassium should also be included in this item:

  • avocado,
  • kiwi,
  • oranges,
  • pistachios.

An enzyme found in papaya (papain) helps break down proteins in the gastrointestinal tract, making food easier to digest. This tropical fruit also has anti-inflammatory properties and also contains fibers that strengthen the digestive tract.

Asparagus and Cucumbers

We use cucumbers to get rid of puffiness under the eyes. However, it is interesting that the eaten cucumber also affects the stomach. This vegetable contains quercetin – an antioxidant that helps eliminate bloating. Cucumbers are also able to suppress the activity of inflammatory enzymes.

Asparagus – it is a real superfood that fights bloating. It perfectly removes excess fluid from the body, relieving discomfort and gas formation.

The prebiotics found in asparagus promote the growth of beneficial bacteria, which in turn helps:

  • maintain balance in the digestive system,
  • prevent or reduce the amount of gas produced.

And that's not all – asparagus contains both soluble and insoluble fibers that strengthen the digestive tract.


Other anti-bloating products

In addition to the products we have listed, you should pay attention to:

  • Yogurt with probiotics. Probiotics – these are the so-called good or beneficial bacteria that help regulate digestion and improve the health of the digestive system. Yoghurts without additives contain active cultures that will help eliminate bloating.


  • Fennel seeds. Fennel is very beneficial for the digestive tract. Its seeds contain a substance that can relieve stomach and intestinal cramps, allowing the release of accumulated gases and reducing bloating.


  • Ginger. Ginger – it is an excellent remedy for colds, which has many additional beneficial properties, including anti-inflammatory. Ginger also helps with bloating. It also contains an enzyme that absorbs proteins, reducing gas and bloating caused by undigested proteins.


  • Mint and chamomile tea. If you feel discomfort after dinner, drink mint and chamomile tea. Both of these plants have a relaxing effect and will help the digestive tract get rid of gases that cause bloating.


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  • Comments (2)

    30 июля 2017, 11:49

    И все-таки - фенхель или укроп? Это же вроде одно и то же!

  • Comments (2)

    01 февраля 2018, 15:19

    И то и другое помогает, но растения разные, хотя семена у них похожи, и можно спутать, но запах и эфиры разные.

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