The feeling of being bloated after a big meal is something normal, but have swelling forever should not be considered normal. The enlargement of the abdomen, the big belly that you have for a few hours, can have several causes.
The swelling can be caused by irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, Celiac Disease, constipation, gastroparesis or cancer, as published Harvard Health.
Sometimes the swelling has nothing to do with the above conditions and is due to the body having difficulties digesting certain sugars in food; so the cause of the bloating may be gas.
Do some adjustments to what we eat can be of great help. Not all people react to food in the same way. ITry eliminating one of the suspected foods at a time to see if your symptoms improve.
If you identified that the food that triggers bloating is a healthy food such as legumes, you can try incorporating them back into your diet in smaller amounts rather than eliminating them entirely.
1. Processed foods
Processed foods such as sandwiches, bread, donuts, canned soups, fast food, and salad dressings. These contain a variety of ingredients that can promote bloating such as sodium what does it do to you retain fluids; as well as fructose and lactose what can provoke you gas surge.
2. Beans, lentils, and other legumes
In some people, legumes often cause bloating and gas. This is due to its fiber content and oligosaccharides in beans that are digested by bacteria that live in the intestine creating gases in the process.
Soak beans before cooking to reduce oligosaccharides. Leave them in water for at least 4 hours, then rinse them, add clean water and cook them.
3. Asparagus and broccoli
Asparagus, like broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, contain large amounts of raffinose and fiber that they can produce gases. Don’t be surprised if after eating asparagus your gases son olorosos.
You can have gastrointestinal upset that includes bloating when you consume milk and other dairy products. These foods contain a type of sugar called lactose, which is difficult to digest if you don’t have enough of the enzyme that breaks it down (lactase).
5. Greasy food
Medical News Today explains that fatty foods slow down digestion. When the body has to work hard to digest food, as is the case with fried foods, gas can get trapped in the intestine.
It goes without saying that refreshments are carbonated drinks that increase air enter your digestive tract and cause swelling. Some diet sodas also contain sugar alcohols that can cause excessive flatulence
Do you feel bloated? Go out to walk
Walking can help the intestines move more regularly and thus favor the release of excess gases and feces. Walking is also helpful if a person feels constipated.
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