6 Foods To Stop Bloating

by - February 29, 2016

Bloating can result from a number of different stressors. Primarily we experience it now and then and those of us in tune to our bodies will know the aggressors; what to eat and what to avoid in order to stay the right side of our jeans button. I for one, am guilty of unashamedly popping that top button when I’ve eaten too much, but what about when you’ve eaten nothing ‘bad’ and you’re still feeling like Mrs. Puff from Spongebob Squarepants? How do you prevent or stop bloating altogether?

What Causes Bloating?

The day after can sometimes be more telling than the day you consume those nasty bloat inducing food or drinks. For example if you drink alcohol, you may be familiar with the next day’s bloat. Often you’ll be too tipsy to be aware of the bloat happening at the time. Morning after bloat is caused by a buildup of gasses your body has generated from the food/drink consumed as well as any extra gas from the food or drink itself. Everyone is familiar with how gassy beer is, and sometimes that extra gas is too much for the body to expel resulting in it being trapped in the lower intestine which gives you that ‘inflated’ appearance. Highly acidic foods such as cheese, alcohol, and sugar are difficult to digest and your body fights harder to process them. Pro-inflammatory fats (trans fats, omega-6 fats, and saturated fats) found in foods such as bacon, salami, processed meats, and butter are linked to inflammation and even those foods which are deemed as healthy, especially omega-6 fats, when eaten in excess will result in bloating due to the imbalance.
But what if you don’t drink alcohol and eat like a Paleo god/goddess?

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