A bloated belly can make you feel lethargic, uncomfortable and just meh. Here are 6 ways to get on top of it.
1. Take five deep breaths before eating
Have you ever noticed you lose your appetite when you’re stressed?
A pioneering study conducted more than 60 years ago found that intestinal contractions increase when a person is feeling hostile, and decrease when a person is feeling helpless.
Cultivate a relaxed, happy state of mind and your digestion is more likely to be easy and even.
2. Go for green
Not only are green vegetables chock-full of nutrients, they also contain a lot of fibre and water – both of which are essential for smooth digestion.
There’s a reason why our mums told us to eat our broccoli…
3. Consider a pro-biotic
Pro-biotic supplements can help repopulate your gut with “good” bacteria, which aid proper digestion.
In one randomized placebo-controlled trial, supplementation of the VSL#3 probiotic was found to significantly reduce flatulence after just four weeks.