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5 Best Diets for Bloating Relief
- Reducing foods that are going to be broken down in the large intestine is a good way to stop bloating and excess gas.
- Dairy products can be a source of bloating problems in millions of people.
- Eating a high fiber or high protein diet can also help bring about bloating relief.
One of the most common digestive complaints suffered by people is bloating constipation. The combination of those two very uncomfortable problems can dramatically decrease your quality of life and can continue to return regularly if you don’t make changes to get rid of bloating and constipation once and for all. Below are the top five diet choices if you want bloating relief for good.
1. Low Gas-Producing Foods
Although surprisingly not the main reason people feel bloated, excessive gas build-up in the intestines can cause its own type of discomfort, as well as embarrassment. By recognizing some of the foods that are more likely to trigger gas production, you can reduce your intake of them and lower the amount of gas created in your large intestine as the food is being broken down by bacteria. Some of the foods to avoid or to minimize include artificial sweeteners, beans, artichokes, cabbage, cheese, and potatoes.
2. High Fiber
Bloating can occur because too much undigested food is building up in your intestines. That can be caused by a lack of fiber. Fiber helps keep your bowels moving so you’ll be able to easily and comfortably eliminate waste so it doesn’t have a chance to build up in your body. This also helps relief constipation. Foods high in fiber include most fruits and vegetables, as well as foods made from whole wheat products. Be sure to gradually increase your fiber levels or you might end up in greater need of bloating relief while your body adjusts.
3. Low Fat
High fat foods, such as butter or fried potatoes, do not get broken down as quickly as low fat foods in most cases. If you want bloating relief, you want to have as much of your meal digested before reaching the large intestine as possible. When you’re eating a diet high in fat, it takes longer to digest so more of it is going to end up being broken down in the large intestine where it will create higher levels of gas.
4. High Protein
While some serious health risks are involved in eating a high protein diet, there are some key benefits. Protein is usually digested much earlier in the process. That’s because enzymes in the body begin breaking it down almost immediately. Protein is hard for the body to break down so it requires more work and so that work has to start faster. In most cases your protein is digested before it reaches the large intestine. However, if you’re eating a type of protein that is high in fat, such as ground beer, you might be undermining this benefit.
5. Lactose Free
Many people don’t even realize that the cause of their digestive problems is connected to something larger than undigested foods. Millions of Americans are lactose intolerant which means their bodies have difficult processing enzymes preset in milk and some dairy products. When they eat ice cream, for example, they may become nauseous and bloated. They may also suffer from diarrhea and abdominal cramping. If this is the cause of your problem, then following a lactose free diet could be the answer to your bloating relief.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Diuretic Foods15 Apr 2009