I imagine we have all experienced the discomfort of being bloated at one point or another. There are three things that can help improve the chances of you avoiding bloating, gas and reflux.
1. Digest your food properly.
Undigested foods can easily cause intestinal gas. If you have gluten or lactose intolerance, foods with gluten or dairy products will also be hard for your body to digest, causing gas and discomfort.
If your stomach does not contain the necessary intestinal bacteria to maintain a healthy balance internally, you will not be able to digest food effectively. This can be caused by an unhealthy diet ot poorly absorbed carbohydrates, antibiotics or medications amongst other things.
2. Avoid too many foods that Cause Bloating and Gas
Many foods can cause bloating, gas and discomfort. They also provoke a session of acid reflux, which is when stomach acid comes up through the esophagus and culminates in heartburn.
Gas forming foods include fatty foods. Fatty foods are hard to digest, so they stay in the intestinal system longer, causing an uncomfortable sensation of being overly full. Fatty foods also cause intestinal gas and a buildup of gasses in the intestines. Any fried food or other high fat food can be the culprit of gas and bloating.
High fiber foods can also be a cause of intestinal distress. Some of the major foods that cause reflux, gas, and bloating are:
• Dairy products
• Whole grains
3. Avoid Behaviors that Cause Bloating, Gas, and Reflux.
Chewing gum and sucking on candy, along with other similar activities can easily cause excess air to be taken into the stomach, causing gas. Drinking carbonated drinks, sodas, and similar beverages can add air to the intestinal tract. Inhaling while smoking also adds air to your digestive system and causes gas, discomfort and bloating.
Avoiding certain foods and abstaining from certain behaviors that make your gas and bloating worse is wise. Taking over the counter medications IF necessary could help too but seek out natural alternatives first.
If the symptoms persist or get worse, check with your doctor.