28 Ways to Beat Bloating & Banish Your Belly

16. To Beat the Bloat: Dietary fiber

26 Awesome Ways to Beat Bloating

In some cases dietary fiber or the type of fiber used to treat constipation may cause bloating. It does this without actually increasing the amount gas in the digestive tract. It is thought that bloating arises from the fiber slowing the movement of gas through the bowels. However, some types of fiber may also directly increase the amount of air because they are partially digested by the bacteria that live in the colon.

17. Graze

Eating little and often is easier on your body and allows your digestive system to break down and assimilate food more easily, which will reduce bloating. Remember that your stomach is only about the size of your fist; eating large meals means you’re overloading and stretching it. Reduce your portion sizes and aim to eat between 4 and 6 smaller meals throughout the day. If eating that often seems fussy, simplify it by going for 3 main, but smaller meals, and 2 snacks (containing protein and carbs) between meals.
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