Bloating and Gas
One of the most frequently talked about abdominal concerns is bloating. Bloating and gas are usually tied to what and how you eat, so a few simple changes can help.
So what is bloating and what are the common causes?
A lot of people who suffer from bloating wake up in the morning with a fairly flat stomach, but by the end of the day experience a full, tight feeling in their abdomen and sometimes increased stomach growling, bloating and flatulence.
Bloating and gas are usually tied to what and how you eat, so a few simple changes can help.
Common causes of bloating
- Imbalance of gut microflora. Supporting the maintenance of healthy gut flora depends on the foods we eat, medications we take and our state of mind. Contraceptive pills, antibiotics, alcohol, excessive sugar and stress can alter the delicate microflora balance.
- Food allergies, lactose/fructose intolerance or eating difficult to digest foods such as beans, lentils, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, prunes, apricots and whole grains can cause bloating.
- Eating too quickly or stress can cause bloating, as well as chewing gum, drinking carbonated beverages and smoking.
What can you do?
Exercise releases hormones that encourage activity in the bowels. Walking after a meal is a good way to prevent bloating as well as cardio exercises (jogging, swimming, cycling and aerobics) and core training (sit ups, crunches, bicycle, pelvic tilts and pelvic lifts).
How can Phloe® help?
Phloe® has been clinically shown to naturally support digestive discomfort, regularity and episodes of bloating and flatulence.