Over Indulging During Holiday Season: How To Beat The Bloat In 10 Steps
No one wants to feel uncomfortable or unwell around the holidays. Luckily, there are a few natural ways to avoid bloating and to treat the symptoms to help alleviate the discomfort. Try these simple remedies to feel well throughout the festive season and beyond.
Stomach bloating is so common these days it has recently been labelled as an “epidemic.” About 16-30% of people report that they regularly experience bloating. Bloating is temporary and mostly caused by air becoming trapped around the abdomen, making it distend outward. Simply put, being “bloated” is the feeling of having built-up gas in your digestive system that makes your stomach protrude uncomfortably.
This excessive gas can be caused by a number of factors from inadequate protein digestion to imbalances in gut bacteria. Furthermore, modern life is increasingly characterized by poor diet, high levels of stress, daily medications and exposure to various pollutants, all of which can trigger an experience of bloating. Around the festive season additional factors come into play with higher levels of stress, travel, overindulgence, lack of sleep and lack of routine, which makes bloating that much more common.