Bloating is a general term for any kind of abnormal gas swelling or increase in the diameter of the abdominal area. This can hurt, and be rather painful, but can also cause the feeling of a tightened abdomen and growling of the stomach. While sometimes there is no way to avoid this, there are some things that you can change about your lifestyle, or add to it, in order to avoid and cut out bloating as much as possible. Let’s take a look at some of these changes.
Increase Potassium Intake: Increase potassium intake can really help you in the sense that it acts as an electrolyte, which helps so much in balancing different levels in the body. When it comes to balance, it can balance out water, fluid and sodium levels inside of the digestive tract, which can counteract against bloating.
Exercise: exercises such as cardio and core training can help with bloating in two different ways. Regarding cardio, it has been known to pass gas through the system, and core training can be used to make you feel less self-conscious about your stomach area.
Drink Water: Drinking water will have the same effects as potassium intake. The more water you drink, the more balanced out your digestive tract will be. The water essentially flushes out anything in your body that is normal, but causes pain. It can help to reduce the gas in the stomach immensely.
Drink Tea: Different types of tea, specifically like peppermint tea, has antispasmodic and relaxing properties which can help to relieve pain and cramping in the gastrointestinal tract, as well as in the bile duct and gallbladder.
Decrease Salt Intake: Salt, while delicious tasting, leads to excess water retention and because of this, makes you feel bloated. By decreasing this, you allow the water to leave your system.