Eight Effective Home Remedies For Bloating That You Can Try Today

When You’re Bloated, It Can Be Hard to Go About Your Regular Activities (Image Source: Shutterstock)
How To Get Rid of Bloating — Abraham The Pharmacist

Home Remedies for Bloating: 8 Quick Tips for Long-Term Relief

1. Avoid Eating Large Heavy Meals

Cramming too many calories into one meal will leave you with digestive disruption. It’s far better to eat 5–6 smaller meals/snacks throughout the day that don’t overload your stomach.

2. Skip Bubbly Waters and Sodas

Replacing carbonated drinks with water is a great way to reduce the bloat. When you swallow fizzy drinks, you’re also swallowing air — hence all the excess gas you get! Add some fruit slices to your water if you tend to find water as unexciting to drink as I do. Speaking of drinking water, this leads me to my next point:

3. Drink More Water!

But it’s a big no-no to do it when you’re eating! This is one of those easy bad habits to do on accident since so many of us quickly gobble down our food with fluids. if you’re doing both activities simultaneously, though, you will swallow air, which may cause gas.

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4. Take in Digestive Enzymes

Incorporating digestive enzymes into your diet can help you break down food better and reduce bloating during digestion. My favorite digestive enzyme is MRM-Digest-All. It uses plant-based enzymes to enhance protein and fat digestion, including lactose. I take these before every meal to ensure I never feel stomach discomfort, but they’re also especially helpful if you eat something that you know may upset your stomach (if you have a sensitivity to milk, for example) or an overly large meal.

5. Try Activated Charcoal

I only take these if I’m in a real bind, since the long-term effects are unclear. Charcoal is used in emergency rooms to treat overdoses or poisonings, so you shouldn’t take this if you’re on any type of medication, as it may decrease their efficacy.

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6. Take Your Probiotics

Probiotics are very powerful in reducing gastro problems as they restore the balance of bacteria within your intestines. It’s perfectly normal to experience some discomfort when you first start taking a probiotic supplement. This just means that the probiotics are increasing your bacteria.

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7. Work Out

Exercise and staying active can prevent constipation and relieve bloating. If you’re feeling discomfort, often the best thing you can do is to get moving! Whether you choose to do some squats in the gym or to go on a brisk walk, movement is key to alleviating pressure and improving digestion.

Work out to Relieve Bloating (Photo Credit: Pexels)

8. Avoid Salt

Salt makes the body retain water, which leads to bloating. The best way to minimize this is to avoid restaurant meals and canned foods, as they are the main source of sodium in your diet.

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