Bloating is a prevalent issue that I frequently encounter in my practice. Addressing this problem can not only alleviate discomfort but also prevent various other health issues.
As per Ayurveda, an inadequate digestive system is the root cause of this symptom. However, we can undoubtedly take measures to alleviate it.
Ayurveda customises diets based on an individual's constitution and imbalance. Nevertheless, here are three tips that everyone can try:
Opt for warm/hot food and water. Avoid consuming cold food such as sandwiches, excessive salad, pastries, pizza, cheese, and yogurt at night. Drinking herbal teas (fennel, ginger, peppermint) may also provide relief.
Incorporate high-quality oils like ghee or olive oil in every meal.
Eat slowly and chew thoroughly: Eating too quickly or not chewing food properly can cause air to be swallowed, leading to bloating. Taking time to eat and chewing food thoroughly can help prevent this.
Consider probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can help improve gut health and reduce bloating. Consuming fibre or taking probiotic supplements may be helpful.
Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity can help stimulate digestion and prevent constipation, which can contribute to bloating.
Initially, try adopting these habits, especially the first two, and observe if you feel any difference. We can add more tips later on.
If you could share your experience with me, it would be fantastic.