Digestion is an important function of the body and it defines every aspect of your overall health. There are several digestive issues often triggered by bad eating habits, bacterial fermentation of particular foods. In few cases, bad digestive health is an indication of underlying health problems.

Gas, flatulence and bloated tummy are quite embarrassing digestive issues. However, suffering from these symptoms doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with digestion, but if you are constantly suffering from these problems, it’s time to eat fibre rich healthy food.  

The three ways of passing gas are burping, abdominal bloating and flatus. Air swallowed stay in the stomach for a short period is released by belching. Bloating happens when the air is trapped in the colon. Air expelled through the bowel is flatus.

In this article, learn what causes bloating and the ways to deal with it.

Man suffering from bloating

Behaviours That Can Lead To Gas

Talking While Eating

Eating When Stressed Out

Smoking Or Chewing Tobacco

Using A Straw


Abnormal Breathing Pattern

Drinking Extreme Hot Or Cold Beverages

Excessive Chewing Gums

Using Tight-Fitting Clothes.

Prolonged Usage Of Certain Medications

Foods such as aerated beverages, spicy, fried or fatty foods, broccoli, cabbage, onions, beans, apple or prune juice, dried fruits and artificial sweeteners or sugar-free foods are known to increase as formation.

Tips To Beat The Bloat

Eat Slowly And Have Small, Frequent Meals

Limit Intake Of Salty Food

Chew The Food Thoroughly

Include Probiotic Like Curd, Yogurt In Regular Diet Regimen

Drink Beverages At Room Temperature

Drink Plenty Of Water

Stay Active During The Day And Go For Regular Workouts

Sit Up Straight After Eating

Natural Remedies

Try some of the natural fixes from your kitchen to fight bloating.

Drink peppermint tea, chamomile tea.

Herbal decoctions such as anise, caraway, coriander, fennel and turmeric also provide quick relief from the bloated tummy.

Lifestyle changes and natural remedies will provide relief from digestive issues. But in severe cases, always seek medical help.