4 Tricks To Avoid Bloating

Bloating can be defined as the condition of one’s belly feeling swollen after eating some food. Usually caused by excess production of gas and/or disturbances in the movement of the digestive system’s muscles, bloating can cause discomfort, increased pressure and can make the stomach look bigger.

Although it can be caused by serious medical conditions, bloating is most often caused by some foods in your diet that you are intolerant to.

Here are four proven ways to avoid bloating:

4. Avoid Eating Too Much

Although being stuffed with food can feel like being bloated, the problem could be the fact that you simply ate too much. Try to eat smaller portions if you tend to feel uncomfortable after eating big meals.

In a study about bloating, it has been found that a subset of people who reported feeling bloated do not really have increased pressure in the abdomen or an enlarged stomach, the issue was actually mostly sensory.

People with a tendency to be bloated will experience uneasiness and discomfort from a smaller portion of food than people who rarely feel bloated.

What you should do: Eat smaller meals. Chewing your food properly also greatly helps as aside from reducing the amount of air you swallow with the food (a usual cause of bloating), it can also make you eat slower, which according to studies have been associated with reduced food intake.