Feeling bloated? What your gut is trying to tell you

Feeling bloated? What your gut is trying to tell you

We all have experienced that unpleasant bloated feeling at some point in our lives, with many different causes but all leading to the same level of being uncomfortable. Many of us are constantly bloated and never know why, but bloating is caused by so many small habits we engage in daily.

Most people do not know how to stop their bloating and find themselves looking for quick and easy remedies that only help for a moment. You need to figure out what your gut is trying to tell you and get rid of that unwanted feeling for good. So, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of bloating.

Why are you bloated?

Constipation

If you are someone who suffers from constipation, it means you are bloated most of the time. Constipation is a result of your stool staying in the colon for longer periods than normal until the bacteria ferments what is there and then leads to a lot of gas and bloat.

How to relieve constipation

There’s a number of ways to get rid of constipation, including:

  • Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day
  • Exercising a bit more helps with consistent bowel movement
  • Eating more foods with fiber to help the stool become soft, thus easing the movement.

 Lactose Intolerance

When we eat something that has lactose, e.g., milk, an enzyme called the lactase breaks down that lactose into simpler forms of sugar. So when one is lactose intolerant, the body is not able to make lactase. This leads to lactose sitting in the gut being broken down by bacteria, and then finally leading to bloating and excess gas.

How to treat lactose intolerance

Unfortunately, there is no easier way to treat lactose intolerance except cutting out dairy products, decreasing them in your diet, or maybe trying out alternatives that don’t leave you bloated.

Unfortunately, there is no easier way to treat lactose intolerance except cutting out dairy products, decreasing them in your diet, or maybe trying out alternatives that don’t leave you bloated.

The Hormonal bloat

Most women tend to experience bloating, cramps, or abdominal pain before or during their menstrual cycle. This is very normal and is caused by the hormonal changes that control the cycle. It can be hard to avoid this type of bloating, but they are a few things you can try that can make it better, in addition to those Hobby Lobby ad mood-lifting scents, of course.

The relief

  • Eat protein and potassium-rich foods.
  • Avoid gassy foods like beans, broccoli, hard candy, etc.
  • Exercise
  • Drink plenty of water to flush excess salt from your system.
  • Avoid alcohol a few days before your period.

Conclusion

There may be other alternative solutions to bloating, but we hope the suggestions we have given you will bring some relief. Remember to watch what you eat – less gluten, more fiber, more water, and regular exercise.