What to avoid to help with feeling bloated
Smoking decreases the levels of oestrogen your body produces and we know how important oestrogen is in the smooth-operation of the gut.
This generally happens when you smoke, chew gum, drink through a straw, talk when eating or eat too quickly. Stress may also impact on over breathing.
Serious about salt
Reduce the amount of salt you add to your meals, and check food labels as processed foods can contain high sodium levels. It slows down digestion, causes gas to build up and increases water retention.
Reduce caffeine and alcohol
Too much alcohol, fizzy carbonated drinks and drinks high in caffeine may cause bloating. Adding ice to a fizzy drink will reduce gas-inducing fizz.