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Bad daily habits that cause bloating

Вздутие живота - причины

Bloating (flatulence) - an accumulation of gas in the intestines due to digestive disorders. This process is most often accompanied by bloating, an increase in the abdomen in volume and an unpleasant sensation of fullness from the inside.

Normally, a person swallows a small amount of air with food. Some people subconsciously swallow large amounts of air, especially when they feel anxiety. In most cases, the swallowed air is later discharged, so only part of it passes from the stomach to the intestines. Swallowing a large amount of air can cause a feeling of fullness in the stomach, and a person burps this air. The body removes gas by belching, absorption through the walls of the gastrointestinal tract into the blood and subsequent excretion through the lungs (when exhaling) and the release of gas through the anus. Some gases in the gastrointestinal tract process bacteria.

It is believed that bloating is not a separate ailment, but only a symptom of other, more serious diseases of the digestive system. But sometimes quite healthy people can suffer from flatulence! And there is such discomfort due to some bad eating habits ... We advise you to pay attention to the causes of this unpleasant sensation and tell you how to quickly get rid of bloating.

Causes of bloating


It’s better to eat more often, but in small portions than rarely, but aptly!

Too much fatty food

It is known that fats digest longer than proteins or carbohydrates, so the stomach stays full for longer. To prevent bloating, limit your intake of fatty foods.

Quick snacks

A person who absorbs food at a fast pace and doesn’t even chew it at all will probably suffer from bloating after eating. The solution is simple - do not rush anywhere, but slowly enjoy every bite! A feeling of fullness occurs after 20 minutes ... Do not eat too quickly if you do not want to feel bloating. When you eat too fast, you do not chew food thoroughly, and it cannot be digested properly. Try to eat small pieces, because it is very important.

Swallowing air

Occurs with the same fast food intake. And forget about carbonated drinks and chewing gum: they still like to blow our bellies!

A lot of easily digestible carbohydrates, fiber and starch

Sweets, pastries, pasta, potatoes, as well as legumes, vegetables and fruits on an empty stomach - foods that should be careful. Refrain also from sweeteners , because they contain sorbitol that is practically not absorbed by the body.

Lactose intolerance

Sour-milk products are very useful, but, unfortunately, not all of them contain lactose (milk sugar).


In case of constipation, it is necessary to eat fiber-rich foods. But be careful, increase fiber intake gradually, because you can make the situation worse. Also, try consuming more berries and replace white bread with whole grain bread.


Stress can lead to bloating - proven by several studies. Digestive function decreases when people are under stress. Constipation and stomach pain can cause bloating. Get rid of stress and the problem will disappear.

You do not drink enough water

If the body is not sufficiently hydrated, you may experience a number of health problems. Alcohol and coffee cause dehydration, and if you consume them, you need to drink about 6-8 glasses of water every day. Fluid retention also causes bloating, so start drinking more water.

What causes bloating

1 It is advisable to stroll after eating. Moreover, regular exercise helps reduce gas buildup and bloating.

2 Do not eat or drink too hot or cold .

3 Reduce the amount of food stimulants such as coffee, chocolate, and tea.

4 To remove gases from the intestines and stomach, use sorbents.

5 And more good mood! It is believed that stress and anxiety can cause an explosive abdomen.

Bloating Products

Вздутие живота - причины

1 Eat Ginger . Ginger is great for eliminating the symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract due to its protein enzyme. This spice helps in eliminating flatulence and in reducing bloating.

Вздутие живота - причины

2 Eat pineapple . The same as ginger includes a protein enzyme that improves digestion and reduces the likelihood of gas development and bloating. In addition, pineapple is a surprisingly useful anti-inflammatory agent.

Вздутие живота - причины

3 Caraway seeds . These seeds contain carminative properties and this means that they help in preventing the creation of gas and bloating. In addition, it promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines, which is very important for a flat stomach.

Вздутие живота - причины

4 Parsley . Fresh parsley is great for fresh breath, and great for better digestion. Parsley is a natural diuretic, eliminates excess salt in the body and reduces excess fluid in the body, gas and bloating.

Вздутие живота - причины

5 papaya . This powerful fruit reduces bloating thanks to the papain enzyme. It is a protein enzyme that fights bloating and gas. Papaya is great for eliminating intestinal parasites that cause bloating.

Вздутие живота - причины

6 Apple cider vinegar and lemon. The combination of apple cider vinegar or lemon with water is a very effective way to eliminate bloating. It stimulates the formation of digestive juices and the body will digest nutrients better. Dilute 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water or squeeze half or a whole lemon into 1 liter of water and drink throughout the day.

Вздутие живота - причины

7 Fennel . Dill and fennel seeds act as antispasmodic substances in the colon. They are great for reducing bloating and gas. Using this tool, the smooth muscles of the digestive tract relax, stimulating the flow of bile and reducing pain during digestion.

8 Prefer herbal teas , especially chamomile and peppermint. Chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and carminative properties. It has a calming effect on the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, chamomile tea relaxes and relieves stress in the body, which is the main cause of digestive problems in most people. Peppermint tea works as a relaxing on smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract, and is also very effective against irritable bowel syndrome.

If flatulence symptoms rarely occur and quickly disappear, then its causes include just some bad habits that you should get rid of. In severe cases, you need to see a doctor!