We all hate the bloated stomach. Some people think that bloated body parts are so unattractive and unpleasant to look. This is why they try everything to make them go away.
In order to help you, we are giving you some simple tips how to reduce the bloating and stop overthinking about your body.
1. Cut off salt
If your diet includes a lot of salt you should immediately remove everything that’s too salty. Too much salt can lead to water retention and it will harm the water-electrolyte balance in your body. Actually this is the reason why your stomach is always bloated.
Another things that you should avoid are processed food, salty snacks, frozen meals, fast food, and other ones that contain the “hidden” salt.
2. Drink “tons” of water
You may not believe it, but water will help the body to release the stored cellular fluid and will reduce the bloating. If you feel thirsty all the time, that is a sign that your body needs water desperately.
We all know that water plays very important role in our health. It is recommended to drink just as half as you weigh in ounces daily. That means, if you weight 140 lbs., you need to drink 70 ounces of water every day.
3. Chewing gums aren’t your friends
You need to stop chewing gums because they make you swallow more air. This can lead to bloating. You should also avoid sugar-free gums that are the worst scam out there.
4. Avoid sodas
If you feel and look bloated you should avoid sodas at all costs. The bubbles won’t leave your intestines right away, so drink water instead of Coke. Diet sodas aren’t better when it comes to sodas, it’s even worse.
5. Artificial sugar is your enemy
You can harm your digestive system if you consume sugar alcohol, sugar substitutes, and “natural” sugar. They also make you bloated. You should free your diet from diet sodas, chewing gums, candies, protein bars…
There is one somewhat healthier sugar alcohol that is called Xylitol. You can use this one because it has a minimal effect on blood sugar and it leaves insulin levels intact. Don’t worry about its excessive consumption because it won’t do any harm to your body.
Just try these tips and you will feel much better, and even look better.