It is very common for the belly to become inflamed after eating. Due in large part, to problems in the movements of the muscles in the digestive tract. This swelling leads to undesirable pain in the abdominal region, and in many people, symptoms of abdominal distention are constant, which can give the appearance of fat when in fact it is bloating.

However, you must be very careful because sometimes this swelling can be due to other more serious health problems. It can also be due to an unbalanced diet. Other cases are intolerance to certain foods or some elements of the food.

Methods that will help you avoid looking fat due to bloating

To eliminate and avoid the annoying symptoms of a swollen belly, we show you the best methods that will help you enjoy a healthier life.

1. Eat small amounts of food

First you should have the habit of consuming food in small portions. In turn, drink liquids slowly. This in order to give time for the meals to be processed properly. In many cases, people who have bloating and inflammation during and after main meals are those who have poor chewing or bad habits of talking a lot while eating and taking constant sips of liquid.

2. Probiotics

Foods that contain probiotics should be part of our diet. Among its benefits when consuming them are: they help digestion, flora, intestinal transit and any digestive ailment. They are widely used when there are problems with bloating and gas accumulation.

3. Eradicate foods that lead to food intolerance and allergies

It is common for swelling to be caused by allergies that occur to some foods. Normally gluten, lactose, fructose, and even eggs can cause allergies and intolerances in some people. To eliminate any possible inflammation of the belly, it is necessary to eradicate these types of components from our diet.

4. Eliminate greasy foods

The fats in our body are very negative in all aspects, not only does it cause us bloating in the belly. That would be the least of the problems, since they also increase cholesterol, produce diabetes, obesity and the risk of heart attacks is greater.

5. Avoid drinks that contain sugar

To avoid bloating and digestive problems, it is essential to limit and even completely avoid sugary drinks. Sodas, energy drinks, even some liquors have a large amount of sugar that is harmful to the digestive tract. The appearance that extended consumption of these drinks can cause is that of a bulging and expanded belly .

6. Low FODMAP diet

FODMAPs are indigestible carbohydrates that can cause or worsen intestinal symptoms, causing constant swelling of the abdomen . Some of these foods that contain these carbohydrates are watermelons, pears, beans, and broccoli. Eating a low-FODMAPS diet will help minimize, even eliminate, the symptoms of a bloated belly.

7. Fight constipation

When suffering from constipation this worsens the present symptoms of persistent inflammation . There are several ways to deal with constipation, such as trying to improve the magnesium levels in our body. Therefore, if we manage to minimize the constipation conditions, we will also alleviate the symptoms of abdominal distention.

8. Intake of gases

Mostly the gases contained in our colon are due to the ingestion of gases through certain drinks or foods. Fizzy drinks, chewing gum or sucking on candy cause a large amount of air to enter that ends up causing gas, which gives our body a more voluminous appearance than normal .

9. Digestive supplements

There are digestive supplements that can help us keep our stomach healthy and thus avoid all the discomfort that abdominal distention entails . Among these supplements are tonics that help stimulate the digestive tract. There are also enzymes that break down digested food.

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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