There is nothing worse than feeling bloated and uncomfortable. Sometimes we know exactly the cause, for instance fast food can cause bloating but other times we are left wondering why our stomach is feeling upset and how we can make this feeling go away. Here are some of the common causes of bloating and what you can do about it.
There are plenty of people that have a hard time eating and digesting dairy products and eating milk or cheese can leave you feeling bloated. You may not have the enzyme needed to break down lactose, lactose is the sugars in milk. Instead of the lactose being broken down in the stomach it gets broken down in your colon and creates gases. This gas is what causes the bloating and makes you feel miserable. Humans were never meant to drink cow’s milk, the milk was designed for baby cows.
Eating Late at Night
Your digestive tract slows down in the evenings and the muscles in your gut slow down. This means it takes much longer for your meal to digest when you eat late in the evening. So that late night pizza you have had delivered might taste good, but it may not feel so good. When your body starts to break down the carbohydrates in your meal it produces a gas leaving you bloated and uncomfortable.
Too Many Bad Carbs and Sugar
We may need carbs to survive but you do yourself no favors living on a diet of refined carbs and sugars, add in alcohol, fruits that are high in sugar, rice, most breads and potatoes and you have a recipe for gas. Your gut consists of good and bad bacteria, the bad bacteria have a field day because they are being given all of their favorite things. At the same time the bad bacteria are busy producing gas and making you feel bloated and terrible. If you are wondering what foods you can avoid to prevent bloating then here is some help with that.
When you are chronically stressed out then the production of digestive enzymes decreases. These digestive enzymes consisting of bile and gastric acids make your stomach an inhospitable environment for pathogens when everything is normal. When you don’t have a balance of good bacteria, bile and digestive enzymes in your stomach you can have bacterial overgrowth that results in bloating, gas and even acid reflux.