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Diet to follow to reduce stomach bloating

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Stomach bloating can be painful and irritating and can interfere with your work and other social activities.

Bloating occurs when your gastrointestinal tract is filled with gas or air and makes you feel full, swollen, or tight in the abdomen.

So, how does the gas or air get into your gastrointestinal tract? Well, gas builds up in your digestive tract when food that has not been digested gets broken down.

Or, it happens when you swallow air like when you swallow or drink too fast, chewing gum, smoking, or wearing loose dentures.

And, according to the Daily Express, there are also some food known to produce air when broken down such as onions and beans.

Cutting down on this food may help or if the problem persists, you may have to make adjustments to your diet.

University of Copenhagen researchers have done a study on diets that would be beneficial in eliminating bloating and they have found a winning formula.

A low-gluten but fiber-rich diet will decrease the incidence of bloating in your gastrointestinal tract.

More than lowering your gluten intake, replacing fiber from wheat and rye with that from brown rice, oat, vegetables, and quinoa will also be a big help.

However, bloating could also be caused by medical conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, other functional gastrointestinal disorders, heartburn, food intolerance, weight gain, hormonal flux, giardiasis, eating disorders, mental health factors and some medications.

Or, your bloating could be a symptom of a serious condition. Among these conditions is pathologic fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity as a result of cancer, liver disease, kidney failure or congestive heart failure, celiac disease, pancreatic insufficiency, or perforation of the gastrointestinal tract.

Thus, if your stomach bloating is persistent, it is better that you get yourself check first by a doctor so it can be addressed properly.

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