Belly Bloating

Bloating is rather a symptom than a diagnosis itself, we all experienced it, right? 

If you always feel bloated after a big meal you might be just very full?bloating is a natural reaction to food, however there might be an issue with digestion. Most of the food is absorbed in the small intestine, but the remains- dietary fiber and some carbohydrates- move into the large intestine, where your gut bacteria feed on and ferment it, releasing gasses that can pass out of the body as wind or build up and lead to bloating. 

Interestingly, females struggle with bloating more because food spends 47 ! hours in a women’s large intestine compared to 33 hours for men. 

But, what you eat influences the amount of gas you will produce, as well as your microbiome composition. If you are bloated all the time- it’s a likely sign of an imbalance of bacteria in your gut. 

A major cause of microbione imbalance is the lack of diversity in modern diets. 

I personally have a reaction to foods like garlic, onions, broccoli and cabbage but they will ultimately improve the balance of gut bacteria in the future! 

Plus, naturally probiotic foods such as kefir or kimchi makes your gut bacteria more robust.

You might also experience food allergy. Food intolerances are pretty rare and hard to diagnose. Lactose intolerance can be tested while wheat sensitivity can’t. We are all sensitive to certain foods but it’s unlikely you need to cut them out entirely. If you do have a sensitive gut- detailed food log, followed by an elimination and reintroduction diet or FODMAP diet might help.

You may also reconsider habits such as rushing through your meal or not chewing enough or drinking sparkling water (love my sparkling water ?) 

Other ways to ease down your bloating is to breathe using your diaphragm it helps to decrease stress hormones, therefore belly fat. 

Water up and walk it off- both help your digestion ??‍♀️???‍♀️??‍♂️