Three Ways to De-Bloat
Bloating is an abnormal general swelling which may cause abdominal pain, increased stomach growling and can at times be accompanied by gas.
This can be caused by overeating, not digesting effectively, stress and/or not chewing food properly. If you feel bloated, here are three simple home remedies to de-bloat.
1. Water:Dehydration is one of the leading causes of bloating, and the cure is natural hydration. Drink lots and lots of water. It’s commonly noticed that drinking a lot of alcohol or eating foods that are too salty consistently results in bloating. Water helps wash the waste out of your system. Drink eight glasses of water daily to not only de-bloat, but also for the other amazing things water does. If possible, swap all your beverages with water. Doing so will help you lose weight and have great skin. As a guide, drink half your weight in ounces of water per day. This of course, varies with each individual based on lifestyle and bio-individuality.
2. Avoid too much fiber and increase potassium intake:Too much fiber can be difficult to digest and results in bloating. Increase your daily fiber intake by no more than 20-25 grams a day. Also, always remember to include eight glasses of water in your daily routine.
When you eat too much salt, increase your potassium intake to de-bloat. Avocados, sweet potatoes, bananas and coconut water are all rich in potassium.
3. Warm water, lemon and a pinch of turmeric:This is a wonder trick. Very simple and inexpensive yet effective. If you have severe internal bruises or are suffering from bloating, this will be your savior. It benefits every system in your body and does wonders for your long-term health as well.
Including these three, be sure to look at your other eating habits and avoid bloating before it makes you suffer.
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