Bloating can sometimes be painful and cause discomfort or even physically make your stomach look bigger. About 16-30% of people say they experience bloating, so this is very common, but of course unwanted!
How to reduce bloating?
Ginger has anti-inflamitory properties and is one of the oldest herbal medicines. It contains a digestive enzyme that helps the body break down protein. Ginger also relaxes your intestines which helps your food pass through your system easier.
Sometime our bodies retain water because of over consumption of sodium. Potassium-rich foods such as bananas, help flush out sodium and water.
Lemon juice actually has similar acidity to the stomachs digestive juices. By drinking lemon juice or water with lemon regularly, you're staying hydrated and also intaking acids that help your GI track move things faster.
Don't Eat Too Much at a Time
Overeating can cause you to feel uncomfortable and bloated. Try eating smaller portions more often throughout the day so your body has time to digest.
Chewing your food slower reduces the amount of air you swallow with the food (cause of bloating). Also, by eating slower you naturally will have a smaller food intake.
About 75% of the worlds population cannot breakdown lactose, the sugar found in dairy products which result to symptoms such as bloating, cramping, and gas. Substitute your regular milk for almond or soy milk!