Abdominal swelling distressing aesthetically and psychologically occurs due to reasons such as irregular eating, wrong eating habits, disorders of the digestive system, stress and menstruation period.
Abdominal swelling is the accumulation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract. Firstly, you need to obtain the correct eating habits to avoid this disorder. You should avoid from eating fast and chewing gum to not swallow air. You need to eat less and often, chew good, stay away from difficult to digest heavy meals in order to not create a discomfort in your digestive system. You need to consume foods such as vegetables, fruits and cereal which are rich in terms of fibers for the regular work of the intestines.
In days you have problems:
Drink one cup of water at room temperature slowly before your meals. Do not drink cold water, it may cause gas.
Chew a little celery. The celery contains sodium and potassium which is necessary for the water balance of the body.
Chicory relieves swelling. Chicory contains positive prebiotics for useful bacteria.
Sauerkraut contains useful bacteria and enzymes that aid digestion.
Eating one cup of brown rice or millet is quite useful. Both of them contain fibers that activate useful bacteria as well as they are good for bowel functions.
Add some flaxseed to your breakfast. Flaxseed also contains fibers that lubricate the bowels and is good for them. You need to stay away from refined carbohydrates, alcohol, dairy products, salt, spices, caffeine and processed, packaged food to relieve with swelling.
One large banana contains around 602 mg of potassium. The potassium helps to deal with swelling by regulating the sodium levels in the body.
Eating ginger or drinking ginger tea is good against swelling by facilitating the digestion. The ginger is also contains compounds that are good against abdominal swelling.
Parsley is a natural diuretic.
Try to drink mint tea. It can reduce the symptoms with its antispasmodic feature.
The pineapple contains bromelain (a substance extracted by crushing the stem part of the pineapple) which helps to facilitate digestion and swelling besides it is sweet and juicy.
Consume foods such as flax seeds, kidney beans, broccoli, strawberries which are rich in terms of fiber.
Stay away from onions, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, milk, asparagus, gum, alcoholic beverages. These foods will cause the accumulation of the gas in your stomach and abdominal swelling.