How to combat abdominal inflammation?
Feeling bloated occasionally is totally natural, as much as you resist believing it, no one has a flat abdomen 24 hours a day. And watch out! I'm talking about a flat stomach, not an unreal six-pack, that will be in another blog.
Although it is natural that sometimes we feel bloated, it is important to realize how often we are feeling this discomfort. It is also important to pay attention to certain types of food that could be causing inflammation because we could be presenting sensitivity to some type of food. For this, it is always best to go to a doctor, as there are currently several different types of tests that allow us to identify allergies and food sensitivities.
Keep in mind that each type of food has a different digestion process and may lead to intestinal gas and subsequent inflammation, here are some examples:
VEGETABLES & GRAINS:
When you eat foods such as beans, lentils, and chickpeas, try to soak them for 24 hours.
Foods like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage may cause a bit of bloating, so you should listen to your body and see how you feel with these types of vegetables.
Dairy products and their derivatives may also be a cause of inflammation, especially when an individual is lactose intolerant. In this case, you would want to reduce consumption of dairy products. There are currently several substitutes of plant-based alternatives that you could consider including in your diet.
Carbonated drinks and artificial sweeteners also tend to cause inflammation in our abdomen.
Now with this clear ...
There are many little tricks that can help you, and today I will share the ones that I have tried and that have worked for me:
FOODS THAT HELP DEFLAMMATE:
Include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
Include some such as celery, onion, watermelon, and melon.
EVERYTHING IN EXCESS FORM IS BAD!!
Drinking little water and little fiber intake as well as in excess may contribute to inflammation.
HERBAL INFUSIONS ARE OUR FRIENDS:
You can season dishes with aromatic herbs or make herbal tea infusions that will allow you to relax and improve abdominal discomfort.
- Anise Seed Infusion
- Mint Infusion
- Ginger Infusion
- Chamomile infusion