Bloating is familiar to all of us, it is that annoying sensation that can make you feel like you are five months pregnant in five seconds. No woman likes when her stomach gets bloated. And while there are many ways and home remedies to have a relief from bloating when it happens. You don’t have to worry or be annoyed every time you get bloating. It turned out that not all bloating is bad, indeed sometimes bloating is just a natural respond to healthy changes happening to your body. It could be a sign that your body is working properly.
I’m not saying that bloating is a joyful experience or any nice at all, but it is not always a sign to worry about. Sometimes it could be a side effect to natural reactions going on with your body and shouldn’t cause you to worry.
Note/ if you get bloating that doesn’t seem to go away after two days, painful bloating or bloating with other symptoms like constipation, nausea or diarrhea then you should seek a medical help.
Here’s the times when bloating is not something to worry about.
1- Eating Too Much Fruits and Vegetables.
Fresh produce is one of the best ways to get all the nutrients your body requires and remain healthy and in shape. However eating too much fruits and vegetables can have an impact on your digestive system, especially if you went from no fresh goods to a serving with every meal.
The reason is that, some healthy staples like apple, cabbage, broccoli, kale and cauliflower contain a type of carbohydrates called FODMAPS (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides, And Polyols) which can be quit difficult for some people to digest properly.
FODMAPS are not completely digested and absorbed in the small intestines, so they get easily fermented in the large intestines and bowel, leading to increased gas, fluids and in result bloating.
2- You Are Enjoying Unsweetened Carbonated Beverages.
Enjoying unsweetened carbonated beverages can have some advantages. You are having that enjoyable fix of fizz without any sweeteners and at the same making sure to remain hydrated. However the carbon in these drinks can make gas build ups in your digestive system and cause bloating, however the bloating would usually be temporarily so you should start feeling better within two hours or so.
3- You Are Eating Beans.
Bloating and gas is always associated with beans. Beans are nutritious, tasty and satisfying. However the more you eat of beans the more you would get bloating and gas.
The reason is that, most types of legumes contain both soluble and insoluble fibers as well as proteins and healthy carbs.
The fiber would draw water to the intestines which contributes to the bloating and as the friendly bacteria in your guts breakdown those yummy beans, they release gas which adds up to the bloat. To enjoy your beans without bloating make sure to drink plenty of water to balance the fiber.
4- Chewing Gum.
Chewing gum can make you control mindless snacking and even reduce smoking. However, when you chew gum you swallow too much air, and anything that makes you swallow excess air including eating or drinking too fast and chewing gums can cause some bloating and gas discomfort.