Understanding Bloating: Causes, Remedies and lifestyle tips

Understanding Bloating: Causes, Remedies and lifestyle tips

Are you someone who experiences bloating? Does it halt your daily life?

Bloating is a common digestive issue that affects many of us individuals. It can often lead to huge amounts of discomfort, reduce productivity and low self-confidence. So, what causes many of us to experience it and are there any ways for us to prevent it?

Let’s first start with some of the common causes that have led many of us to bloat:

  1. Overeating is a common cause of bloating for many of us. Consuming large meals or even something as simple as eating too quickly, can cause excess gas and bloating in some individuals.
  2. Gas and digestive issues: for some of us consuming certain food such as beans, lentils and even fizzy drinks can be a major cause of our bloating. Common digestive disorders such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) are another example of how we can be affected.

 With bloating being such a common occurrence for many of us, and having considered some of the causes, it’s important to understand the small steps we can take to help remedy this:

  1. Staying hydrated: something as simple as drinking plenty of water is an effective way to not only help with bloating but with general bodily functions. Water is your friend.
  2. Exercising regularly: whether it is going for a walk or an intense weights session in the gym, all exercise can contribute to helping out our digestive system, relieving any gas build-up, and making us feel less lethargic.
  3. Ginger and Peppermint are two examples of herbs that contain properties that are incredibly effective to reduce bloating. A simple addition of one of these supplements to your diet can be immensely beneficial for you.
  4. Probiotics: something we all talk about and often forget to include in our diets. Probiotic-rich foods include Greek yogurt and fermented food which all contribute to a healthier gut.
  5. Be mindful of your Food Choices: keeping a diary can be a great way to learn what your food triggers are. Understanding your gut and how your body works, is a great start in reducing your bloating.


Understanding what makes you bloat and the small changes you can do the remedy this is a great start in gaining better knowledge of how your body works. Staying mindful of your food choices and recording what you eat to ensure sure you have a balanced diet whilst still enjoying yourself, is an important part of keeping healthy.



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