You Are Not Fat, Your Stomach Is Bloated!

Some of the most common health problems are related to the stomach and the process of food digestion. The consumption of too much food or heavy meal can cause bloating.

However, some people constantly feel bloated even though they may have not consumed any of the above. The reason for this, as doctors assume, is probably the trapped gasses in the stomach which are a result of the way of eating or the type of consumed food. In addition, bloating can signalize more serious health issues.

The most frequent causes for bloating are the following:

• Dehydration

In order to prevent dehydration the body needs 6-8 glasses of water per day. In this context, be careful with the water because it is important to drink water from a clean and safe source.

Improper hygiene

Wash your hands before you eat. Wash your hands after using the bathroom. Avoid sharing the same glasses, utensils etc. with other people.

• Excessive carbohydrate intake

Limit the intake of sugars and carbohydrates. Consume fruit and vegetables more.

• Constipation

Constipation is the key reason for gasses in the stomach. Gradually increase fiber-rich food intake in order to solve it.

• Fast eating

Chew slowly and take smaller bites.

• High stress levels

Stress affects the brain and its functioning which is linked to proper digestion.

• Helicobacter pylori

A bacterium that infects the stomach lining and can cause bloating, ulcers, appetite loss, nausea, burping , exhaustion, heartburn and the like. It is usually treated with antibiotics. However, antibiotics may not always be as effective as expected. In order to avoid the side effects of taking antibiotics there are some natural remedies which can help in efficient treatment of helicobacter pylori.

For example, probiotics or also known as “good bacteria” are recommended for treating this bacterium as well as other digestive issues.

Manuka honey is also a powerful natural remedy because it possesses antibacterial properties. It destroys the bacteria in the stomach and it is recommended to have three spoons of Manuka honey per day.

Another remedy which is recommended by Chinese scientists is cranberry juice. They discovered that the consumption of cranberry juice can lower the number of bacteria by 14%.

Green tea should also be taken into consideration. Having two or three cups of green tea (cold or hot) can prevent and destroy existing bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori.

Another excellent source of anti-inflammation and anti-bacterial properties is the garlic. The best way to consume it is to have it included in your lunch or dinner. The recommended dose is 3 grams.

Red wine should not be excluded when it comes to treatment of this bacterium as well.

Finally, we recommend the following recipe that many would find incredibly helpful for treating stomach bloating.

Ingredients:

  • One lemon,
  • one cucumber,
  • a little bit of Aloe Vera gel,
  • some grated ginger,
  • some parsley
  • ½ a glass of water.

These ingredients are mixed together in a blender until homogeneous. After this the mixture needs to be consumed immediately.