Learn how to prepare an infusion with oats to combat a swollen belly in a totally natural way, taking advantage of all the benefits of this amazing superfood for health and that also helps to lose weight.

The feeling of a swollen belly is usually very annoying and sometimes it tends to appear several times in the same week . Generally the reason why it occurs is related to a problem of fluid retention or digestions that are very heavy for the body.

This situation with a swollen belly will not even disappear if we are physically active or are not overweight, because that feeling of having a swollen belly will be there at the end of the day.
For this reason we suggest you use oatmeal to treat a swollen belly since it is a product with sufficient properties to address this type of situation.

Why does it cause the swelling?

Bloating is caused by excess air ( flatulence ) in the intestines. It can happen for several reasons: allergies and intolerances ( lactose intolerance , for example), irritable bowel syndrome , constipation and premenstrual syndrome , but more often, the intake of certain foods that produce gas or cause fluid retention in the body, may be the direct culprits of this condition known as a bloated belly .

The way you usually eat food can also cause gas formation , such as eating too fast or drinking from a straw or straw. Since air can enter the digestive system when swallowed. To “minimize the amount of air you swallow, it is advisable to eat slowly and chew your food well.

Bloating is rarely a serious health condition , but as it is sometimes associated with certain digestive disorders and allergies, it is advisable to consult a doctor if you have frequent bloating or do not easily or rarely feel your belly relaxed. If you have any suspicion of lactose intolerance , gluten intolerance or celiac disease, or if you have other symptoms such as diarrhea or abdominal pain always after eating, you already know that it is recommended that you consult a health specialist .

Benefits of Oatmeal Infusion

Why use oatmeal when our belly is bulging? We have mentioned in other articles how beneficial oats can be to lose weight , and how it can fulfill the function of a great food with energy contributions for the body, but it can also be an indisputable ally to keep the belly deflated.

Favors digestion

Oatmeal is a slow-absorbing cereal. Oats are often recognized as a superfood for being rich in vitamins, amino acids, carbohydrates, minerals, and high in fiber. It is these characteristics that promote intestinal transit , contribute to better digestion of food, obtain a diuretic effect, the metabolism remains active and take advantage of its anti-inflammatory action .

Stress reduction

If you are looking for a food to fight stress and anxiety, oatmeal is a recommended option , especially if we have a very active life in which we occupy ourselves throughout the day.

An infusion of oatmeal for your swollen belly

The ingredients you will need for this infusion are:

  • Three glasses of mineral water.
  • stick of cinnamon .
  • A tablespoon of honey.
  • 100 grams of rolled oats, better if it comes from organic.
  • A saucepan.
  • One liter glass bottle.
  • A wooden spoon.
  • A strainer.

Preparation

As for the preparation, you must do the following:

  1. Start by boiling the water and then add the oats, honey and cinnamon stick.
  2. Allow to cook for 30 minutes.
  3. At the end of this time the casserole should be covered and let it rest for an hour.
  4. Then it is time to strain the contents and keep only the water.
  5. Pour the water into the glass bottle and allow it to come to room temperature.

Tips for consuming it

The idea is that you have a glass before each meal, so you will get a feeling of satiety , improve digestion and achieve that food is absorbed so that bloating or gas does not occur, which as we mentioned before are the main cause of the belly bloated, but that the good use of oats can combat.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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