The feeling of bloated belly (tight belly or abdominal area) makes the things bad whole day. There are many reasons for such kind of bloated feeling. The dietary habits or lifestyle changes of people make the health worse with time. Bloating is one of those health issues.
People look for medications or exercises to get relief from bloated belly but sometimes these management strategies don’t work well. This is because you need to change your bad habits, which are contributing in making the belly unhealthy. Some of those bad habits, which are in front of you but not known for bloated belly are given below.
1. SITTING ALL DAY
One of the causes of major health problems these days is “Sitting for the whole day”. The lack of body movement invites many diseases. The bloated belly is also one of the outcomes of sitting.
Sitting for whole day causes the belly not to move even an inch. This causes difficulty in digesting food and oppositely leads to the formation of food chunks inside belly giving the feeling of bloating.
The regular body movement, like regular walking after 1-1.5 hours of sitting, makes the belly working effectively so that the food or any consumed meal can be passed through digestive system easily. This will prevent the feeling of bloated belly.
2. DRINKING LESS WATER
This is much known to everyone that sufficient amount of water is mandatory for the proper working of human body. Many people ignore consuming water for whole day due to many reasons and face diseased state.
Bloated belly can also be caused due to lack of drinking water. The water helps to make the food move easily inside body and helps to pass it through digestive system and ease its excretion. Thus, when you drink less or negligible water, all the food processing inside body gets disturbed.
Thus, it is mandatory to drink sufficient water for whole day after some breaks. It will help to prevent many diseases along with providing relief from bloated belly.
3. CONSUMING SOFT DRINK OR ALCOHOL
The young generation prefers drinking soft drinks, such as cola and others, these days. This is a major reason for not drinking enough water. These soft drinks and hard drinks (such as alcohol) cause the production of gas, which accumulates inside belly and give bloated feeling.
It is better to avoid drinking soft drinks and hard drinks to prevent the formation of bloated belly and to avoid the other severe diseases, which might be caused by soft drinks and alcohol consumption.
Stress is a very common problem and underlying cause of many diseases. People don’t even recognize that they are passing through stress and unknowingly face diseased state. Some people even feel bloated after stress. It has been observed during some scientific studies that stress leads to acid production inside stomach. This acid further produces gas and ultimately leads to bloated belly.
Try to make yourself stress free by going for a walk, involving in activities related to kids, performing yoga and meditation. This will make you stress-free and will also provide relief from bloating.
5. EATING FAST
Eating your food quickly contributes in feeling bloated. Whenever you feel such way, always try to chew your food slowly and completely.
Fast eating results in swallowing air along with food through mouth. The quick eating also results in swallowing un-chewed food. The un-chewed food obviously cause problem in the stomach and will also take more time be digested. In the mean time the stomach becomes bloated.
6. EATING DINNER JUST BEFORE BED TIME
Doctors always recommend consuming the meal 2-3 hours before bedtime because lying just after eating will lead to accumulating the meal inside stomach for long time and creates difficulty in digesting it on time. This will result in bloated stomach till morning.
So, first suggestion is to eat less for dinner and second is to eat atleast 2-3 hours before going to bed. Less food will be easy to digest and time gap between eating and sleeping will help to prevent bloating.
7. CHEWING GUM
People chew gum either on daily basis or after long time. Chewing gum is not much bad for health if chewed once after a lot of days but its consumption on regular basis causes swallowing of un-required air inside body every time the mouth is opened.
People chewing gum on daily basis for long time face this problem of bloated belly. They unknowingly chew gum till they know the reason. So, avoid chewing gum on daily basis.
8. CONSUMING TOO MUCH SUGAR
The extra sugar in food items is always harmful for human body. In case of packaged food and food items with artificial sweeteners, the artificial sugar causes many health problems such as bloated belly.
When extra sugar is consumed, it is taken as feed for the bacteria of intestine which convert it into gas. The gas moves to stomach and causes bloated feeling. So, for maintaining good health, it is better if you avoid artificial sweeteners and avoid consuming extra sugar too.
9. CONSUMING DRINK THROUGH STRAW
Usually, the soft drinks, juices or some forms of tea & coffee are consumed through straw to make the drink easy to sip. But in actual situation, you are not swallowing only drink but also swallowing the air trapped inside the straw, every time you sip from it.
Straw definitely makes it easy to sip the drink but it is making you unhealthy too. If you compare drinking directly from cup with drinking through straw, you will definitely face improvement.
10. CONSUMING TOO MUCH TEA
Tea is consumed by many people for staying strong and active whole day. But only if consumed in normal quality, it helps to stay active. When tea is consumed in extra quantity and multiple times in a day, then, it causes gas production as a side effect of caffeine. Tea made with artificial sweeteners also causes bloating due to gas production.
So, tea should be consumed as less as possible to keep the stomach healthy and fit. You can always replace your tea with green coffee which can provide you similar activeness but without any side effects such as bloating. Green coffee (such as Grecobe) will make your belly light and provides you activeness and freshness you require from a beverage.
Try to manage these bad habits as early as possible and you will feel healthy again. Sometimes, the reaction of body towards food items varies from person to person. It is important to look for the reasons for bloating at your own to make the body healthy by making dietary changes.