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Avoid the Bloat with These 5 Tips

By Virginia Laird

Has there ever been a time in which you have struggled with bloat and have no idea as to why? Bloat can be painful, cause nausea, and uncomfortable. Health and wellness experts advise that there are many reasons for suffering from this condition. Some of the reasons for such a feeling can be avoided once you have identified the cause. A few things to avoid include:

  • Foods high in sodium
  • Greasy food
  • Soda and other carbonated beverages
  • Sugar free treats
  • Alcohol

Foods High in Sodium

Salt (also known as sodium) is one of the leading causes of bloat. When the body has too much sodium, it can begin to hold fluids. Health and wellness experts suggest that it is wise to limit sodium consumption in an effort to help avoid the painful and miserable feeling of bloat. A great way to begin is to stop adding salt to food. Following this guideline can help begin the process of decreasing your salt consumption.

Greasy Foods

Greasy foods are another thing which can cause bloat. Research suggests that a majority of greasy foods are high in sodium, which enhances bloating in the body. Health and wellness experts advise it is best to avoid greasy foods.

Soda and Other Carbonated Beverages

While soda is a favorite among many, they are not the healthiest choice of beverage. Carbonation can cause bloat, which can stretch the stomach. Health and wellness experts advise water is best when it comes to avoiding bloat and improving overall health. It is recommended that you should drink at least half of your body weight in ounces daily.

Sugar Free Treats

The sugar substitute used to sweeten sugar-free treats are loaded with chemicals that cause bloat. Although many choose these treats to avoid the calories of sugar-filled goodies, the choice can cause enough pain and bloat to make it difficult to choose again. Health and wellness experts advise it to be best to simply limit the treat you eat to one per week.


Research suggests these beverages also slow the digestion process This allows food to sit in the stomach much longer than it would typically do, causing bloat. Consuming too much alcohol is a sure way to add bloat to your life. Health and wellness experts suggest limiting alcohol consumption is a great way to take control of your bloat.

Now that you have the knowledge of how to avoid the bloat, it is time to stop letting it take control of your life. Start avoiding these foods and drinks right away and stop having issues with bloat.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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