Being “bloated” is the feelings of having accumulated gas in the digestive system making the stomach bulge leaving you uncomfortable. Having a bloated stomach is different from gaining actual body mass because bloating is temporary. Bloating is experienced by everyone. It is so common that bloating is disregarded by some and is simply allowed to pass. Bloating can be caused by overeating; taking food in smaller portions is helpful. Consuming rich and fatty foods can also make one feel uncomfortably filled because fat is harder and takes longer to digest compared to proteins and carbohydrates. Eating too fast can also cause bloating. Mild cases of bloating can be treated at home. The following lists shows 11 natural remedies for bloating.
1. Caraway seeds
Caraway seeds are from a plant belonging to the parsley family. It is used in traditional European dishes because of its savory and aromatic nature. It is grown in Europe, North Africa and Asia Minor regions. Caraway seeds have been used for many generations as a way to help the digestive track “pass” trapped gas. Eating several Caraway cracker or chewing on caraway seeds have been said to help ease the pain caused by bloating. Sprinkling some caraway powder on food or drink can not only relieve pain caused by bloating, but can also add flavor to the drink or dish.