Tips to De-bloat

Does your tummy feel fat? If you are in a party, after one soda too many or the tempting fries to go with it, your well fitted dress seems just a trifle too tight. Abdominal bloating feels bad and looks bad. But it is avoidable.

Food Allergies And Intolerances

Food allergies such as wheat allergy or lactose intolerance may be causing your stomach to accumulate gas. But do not self-diagnose. Get your doctor to confirm the same before going easy on the otherwise healthy diary or whole wheat products.


Limit Sodium Intake

Processed foods tend to be high in sodium and low in fibre. Both can contribute to that bloated feeling. Check labels for sodium content in processed foods.

Avoid Constipation

Not consuming enough fibre, liquids and lack of physical activity can lead to constipation, resulting in bloating. Consume adequate fibrous fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds as part of your diet. Drink 6-8 glasses of liquids everyday. Indulge in at least 30 minutes of physical activity, five times a week.

Watch Out For Artificial Sweeteners

Consuming too much artificial sweetened foods and beverages can cause bloating.

Avoid The Fizz

The fizz in carbonated drinks may trap gas in your belly. If you have a tendency to bloat, avoid carbonated drinks. Opt for water flavoured with lime, orange or any other flavour you fancy.

Avoid Chewing Gum

Chewing gum can cause swallowing of air, leading to bloating. Try sucking on a piece of hard candy instead, or simply opt for a high-fibre snack of fruits or vegetables.

Eat Slowly

Eating too fast and not chewing your food well can cause swallowing of air, which leads to bloating. Go slow and take time to chew and enjoy your food. Just savouring the taste of your food can decrease bloating.

Ease Up On Certain Veggies

Certain vegetables such as cabbage, beans, cauliflower, and broccoli are known to be gassy. But don’t totally give up on these super nutritious high-fibre sources. Eat them in moderation, and in combination with other foods.

Ease Up On Fatty Foods

Fatty foods delay the process of emptying your stomach.  All that grease consumed from a heavy meal will tend to sit around your middle for some time, finding a way to be digested. Eating fibrous food in combination and drinking plenty of water will help get things moving.

Eat Smaller Meals More Frequently

Eating smaller meals more often can help get rid of the bloated feeling that accompanies each of the usual three large meals you eat everyday. Eating more frequently also helps manage hunger better.

Try Anti-bloating Foods And Drinks

Peppermint, fennel, and ginger are known to be nature’s remedy for bloating. Try drinking tea flavoured with any of these ingredients.

Lose Some Weight

Do not try laxatives, fasting or skipping meals quickly lose that little bulge around your tummy. There can be no substitute to losing a couple of kilos to look better.

Follow these tips to avoid bloating!

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  1. So true but, I live with it.

  2. Seem useful tips. Should try them.

  3. some great suggesstions

  4. A lot of bloating can also be directly attibuted to “unprocessed” food palstererd to the walls of our digestive tract. We need to eat fibrous foods to “scrub” our intestines clean.

  5. Great tips!

  6. Very helpful tips. Thanks!

  7. This is great for us Americans…lol.

  8. I think for me if I get this its usually from eating too fast, I rarely drink pop and hate chewing gum. Good info.

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  10. Good article, thanks for the tips!

  11. Great article, thanks for the tips!

  12. Great information, I guess first I must lose the weight and then exercise, to even know when I am bloated.
    I never thought of food allergies causing bloating thou.

  13. Good information, it is all about understanding your body and knowing the things that are triggers for you/

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  15. This was another very interesting and informative article, Sourav!
    Thanks so much.

  16. goods tuff.

  17. very practical advices. thanks.

  18. Useful article..Thanks for sharing! :)

  19. I agree to others. Very useful tips, thanks!

  20. Great tips! Like the anti-bloating food and drink tip the best!

  21. Good one…very informative

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  23. I have cut WAAAAAY back on my sugar intact and all but eliminated consuming soda (colas being apparently, the worst and for different reasons) and not only am I gassier than I have been, I seem to have ‘bloated’ a bit… pants that fit me a month ago I cannot even zip up. :-o I am hoping it is a transitory phase, maybe, losing fat but retaining water for an interim?

    Anyway, hoping to lose a few pounds and have more energy.

  24. Nice Suggestions. Drinking water have always been a problem to me.

  25. avoiding wheat products because allergic

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