Although you are exercising and eating properly, you may still feel bloated, right? This can be caused by your unhealthy habits. Read below some of the reasons that cause you a bloated belly and some advice about how to handle that.
Constipation: This happens because there is gas trapped behind the stools. You should consume more fiber and water, as well as berries, smoothies and oats.
Carbohydrates: You should consume this from whole foods. Stay away from sugar, alcohol and starch because they are making you bloated. Focus on smoothies, especially berries, and vegetables as well.
Stress: Too much stress is causing a stomach ache and makes you bloated. You should consume more healthy drinks and food and try to manage your stress level.
Water: The lack of water is a reason for many health problems. Furthermore, the sugar and coffee cause dehydration of the tissues.
The bloated stomach represents retention of fruits, i.e. when the tissues retain more water than necessary. You should drink a lot of water around 6-8 glasses each day, this is also helpful for losing some weight.
Eating fast: It is important to eat slowly and chew the food properly. If you are eating fast you will get indigestion and feel bloated.
Try this smoothie for bloated stomach:
- 3 stalks organic celery
- 1 ripe organic banana
- 1 large organic cucumber, sliced
- 1-inch piece organic ginger, peeled and sliced
½ cup organic coconut water
- 1 tbsp. Bragg’s apple cider vinegar
- 4-5 cubes of ice
All you have to do is blend all of the ingredients together. You can add some vegan protein powder as well and drink it after your workout.
Its efficiency comes from its ingredients, such as the following:
Apple Cider Vinegar: This is a really strong ingredient that is destroying the taste as well. So if you do not have a serious bloating you can omit it.
Banana: The bananas include potassium which is helpful against bloating caused by salty foods because it is driving the water out of the cells. However, it is important for the bananas to be really ripe.
Celery: The celery is helpful for relieving the retention of water. Always try to purchase celery that is grown organically, if possible.
Ginger: The ginger is relaxing and soothing the muscles of the digestive system. It also includes an enzyme that is helpful for lowering the bloating and gas which is caused by foods rich in protein. It includes anti-inflammatory properties.