Bloating is the sensation you get when your belly feels swollen and can often cause pain, discomfort and a stuffed feeling. It can also make your stomach look bigger. It is usually tied to what and how you eat or drink. In addition, abdominal problems, excessive food or even some food allergies can cause bloating and gas. One way of dealing with such discomfort is to cut fizzy drinks from your diet and eat slowly. But here are a few foods you can add to your diet that may help your bloating and gas issues.
Papaya: It is readily available in just about every supermarket. Papaya has a sweet taste, and its texture is similar to cantaloupe. What is great about papaya is the enzymes it contains can aid digestion, and reduce bloating.
Yogurt: A digestive aid, as it is so rich in probiotics, ‘friendly’ bacteria that can really improve digestion, and may even help ease other digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Drinking yogurt before bed time also does a great job.
Bananas: Potassium is the banana’s secret weapon when it comes to fighting bloat since it helps the body maintain normal sodium levels. Excess sodium is one of the primary causes of fluid retention that often causes bloating.
Peanut Butter: Peanut butter has niacin, which is beneficial for the digestive process, and improved digestion means that the probability of bloating is reduced. If you are one of those people that love peanut butter, 2 tbsp. a day should do the trick
Watermelon: Surprisingly, drinking water helps reduce bloating by flushing excess sodium from the body. In addition to all that water, watermelon also boasts generous amounts of vitamin C and potassium, which helps prevent bloating by making less sodium build-up.
Cucumber: Cucumbers are helpful to kidney function, which will help eliminate uric acid from the body that can accumulate and lead to bloating. There are a number of ways to work this vegetable into your diet, including as part of a salad, sandwiches or eating it alone.
Asparagus: Asparagus is beneficial for at least two reasons: It has a high water content which has a diuretic effect on the body, and helps keep fluid retention under control. It also helps promote the growth of those beneficial probiotic microbes in the digestive tract.
A few simple dietary changes can reduce the chances that you will have to deal with that problem again. Last but not Least, I advise you to take a daily probiotic pill, it reduces bloating in a quick way by balancing your good and bad bacteria to keep your gut and digestive system working in a healthy way.