Bloating is a very common issue. So much that we often tend to ignore it or think it is ‘normal’ to feel bloated after a meal.
I, for instance, did exactly that!
My childhood pictures all bear testimony to the fact that I suffered from bloating as a kid, without really being aware of it.
Many of us struggle with trying to reduce bloat after eating.
But you would be surprised to know that bloating is one of the more easily treatable gut issues.
Now, if you are wondering how to treat bloating, you are in the right place.
In this article, I share the best hacks on how to reduce stomach bloating easily. Check them out below!
Before you can stop bloating, you need to be aware of what exactly causes it.
What causes bloating?
There are two common reasons why you might be suffering from bloating and gas.
Firstly, often your body fails to properly digest the food you eat.
This may be due to various factors: e.g.
- not enough chewing
- lack of enough stomach acid
- low bile production
Often undigested food lies in your gut or stomach for hours. Because of this food rot a toxic gas is produced. It's called ammonia.
Ammonia causes bloating and inflammation in your intestines.
The second reason for bloating problems is the overgrowth of bacteria and other pathogens in your stomach and intestines.
These tiny microbes can impair your stomach acid and proliferate in the gut. This then makes you unable to break down food properly.
Also, pathogens like Epstein Bar (virus) release toxins in your body, which in turn cause more inflammation.
Usually, belly bloat results from a combination of the two reasons above.
But don’t worry!
You can quickly get relief from it with the natural remedies for bloating below!
The three hacks below will provide your body with the support it needs to stop bloating and gas.
Let's check them out!
The Top 3 Anti-Bloating Hacks
1. Consume Food With Low Protein And Fat Content
We all know that our body needs food to function. But there are some types of foods that are easier to digest than others.
For example, carbohydrates are more easily digestible compared to proteins and fats.
So, if you feel your belly bloat after eating, the trick here is to lower the intake of proteins and fats, i.e., the foods that cause bloating.
Now, I assume that you have heard that eating lots of protein is really important. And that avoiding high-protein foods may have a negative effect on your health.
But believe me, that won't happen.
You see, everything you eat - even broccoli - contains some amount of protein.
What you really need are amino acids. These are the tiny building blocks that make a big protein structure.
Did you know that…
Your liver can build protein itself?
Eating more protein, especially animal-sourced, doesn’t mean that your body can actually use it.
What you really need is amino acids and a healthy, strong liver and digestive system.
Besides lowering animal sources protein like meat, chicken and fish….
Try to avoid these five trigger foods, i.e., dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, and corn which feed pathogenic bacteria and viruses in your digestive system.
For more information on these trigger foods, you can check out this video here.
2. Focus On Nutrient-rich Food
The next hack to reduce bloating is to provide your body with more nutrients!
Instead of proteins and fats, try incorporating more foods that are rich in enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.
You might wonder what these foods to reduce bloating are?
The answer is vegetables and fruits!
A word of caution here - you might feel that these home remedies for bloating make you feel more bloated or gassy.
This bloating might be due to the strong detox effect these raw fruits and veggies have on your body.
Try including cucumbers, sweet potatoes, leafy vegetables, carrots, etc., in your meals.
These are some of the best home remedies for bloating!
If you need help with finding the right bloating-reducing diet, learn more about the 1-week Gut Healing Challenge here.
3. Try Celery Juice
This is one of my favourite bloating remedies for relieving the discomfort as quickly as possible.
Celery juice shows excellent results in relieving a bloated stomach and gut every single time.
The hack is simple - just drink 16 ounces of fresh pressed celery juice in the morning on an empty stomach.
If you are still looking for a fabulous juicer for your celery, this one is worth every dollar.
If you have any gut issues and feel that it might be too strong for you, you can start with a smaller dose, e.g. 8 ounces.
As you get more comfortable, you can gradually increase the amount.
This anti-bloating juice is really effective in cleansing your body too - it detoxifies you from within.
In the beginning you might feel more bloated after drinking it, but worry not!
That’s just the cleansing process in action.
Continue drinking smaller amounts for a few days, and you are sure to see the difference.
Also, if you want to know more about the incredible effects of celery juice, check out this video where I talk in detail about its healing power.
So, if you were wondering how to get rid of bloating, here’s what you should do:
1. Eat easily digestible foods
2. Focus on nutrients (instead of calories or protein)
These were the most effective hacks that can help you get rid of the bloat in the fastest way possible!
If you are ready for a gut-reset without starving or crazy complicated protocols, then check out our one week program here.
The One-Week Gut Healing Challenge provides you with all you need to start your healing journey in a fun and simple way.