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Here’s how to get rid of bloating and constipation quickly

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Bloating is a common problem and very common … But when they persist, they can spoil the daily because of the feeling of discomfort particularly unpleasant they generate … Fortunately, there are natural tips to eliminate these inconveniences. Here are some explanations.

Bloating, what is it?

Bloating is characterized by a swollen belly in the abdomen, causing a feeling of discomfort. They are due to an excessive amount of gas in the digestive tract (flatulence). Taking certain medications or intolerance to certain foods (which disturb the intestinal flora) can be the cause of these bloating.

What are the foods / ingredients that cause bloating?

Raffinose sugar

It is a trisaccharide found in asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, beans, etc. It is not digested by the stomach or the small intestine. When it reaches the large intestine, it is partially fermented causing gas and flatulence. You should eat moderate proportions of these vegetable categories to avoid bloating and gas.

Pears and apples

Some people with sensitive stomachs do not tolerate the consumption of apples and pears. These fruits are rich in soluble fiber, which can cause bloating. But that does not mean that you have to eliminate them completely from your usual diet.

The oligosaccharide

It is a form of digestible sugar that is found in dried beans. This is why you must soak them in water before cooking to remove some of this sugar, responsible for gas and bloating.

Chewing gums

Bloating can also happen when you swallow too much air, especially if you chew a lot of chewing gum. They contain artificial sweeteners and chemical components that are often the cause of gastrointestinal problems.

Dairy products

As you age, dairy products such as yogurts, milk or cheese are less well tolerated by the body, hence the importance of reducing this type of food (prefer goat’s milk which is better assimilated by the organization). There are also other alternatives such as almond or coconut milk that promote digestion and are better tolerated.

Soft drinks and beer

Soft drinks and beer cause gas and bloating when consumed in excess (be sure to reduce, or better, remove such drinks from your habits). The consumption of too salty food also promotes bloating (small amounts of salt that accumulate daily in the body).

In general, the main causes of bloating, constipation and gas are: poor nutrition (high fat), stress and the presence of bad bacteria in the gut.

Here is a list of some home remedies that will help you quickly get rid of your bloating, thanks to their digestive properties to effectively treat these annoying symptoms.

Caraway seeds

These seeds have carminative properties, that is, they facilitate the expulsion of gases and prevent their formation. Caraway seeds also stimulate the formation of good bacteria in the intestine and even promote the elimination of fat around the abdomen.

Fennel

Fennel has antispasmodic properties (abdominal pain) and promotes good colon health, which reduces gas and bloating. It also reduces the pain associated with digestion, stimulates bile function and soothes the muscles of the stomach walls.

pineapple

This tropical fruit is very rich in proteins and enzymes that facilitate digestion by reducing gas and bloating.

Ginger

Like pineapple, ginger contains enzymes and proteins that stimulate the digestive system and significantly reduce gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas and bloating.

Chamomile

Chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory, carminative and relaxing properties that will have a soothing effect on the mucous membranes of the digestive system. Moreover, chamomile is known to reduce the level of stress thanks to its relaxing virtues …

Peppermint tea

Peppermint tea is especially effective at treating symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome because it will soothe the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract.

Parsley

Parsley is very effective for fresh breath freshening and digestive problems. It also has diuretic properties that reduce excess fluid in the body, bloating and gas caused by salt buildup in the body.

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The papaya

This tropical fruit contains an enzyme called papain and is particularly effective in fighting gas, bloating, and excess water (the cause of the phenomenon of water retention).

Lemon or cider vinegar

If you suffer from bloating, take some lemon or apple cider vinegar. How to proceed ? Squeeze half a lemon into a cup of water and drink the mixture, or dilute 2 teaspoons of cider vinegar in a glass of water. These ingredients will stimulate the digestive juice and help you get rid of your troublesome bloating.

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