June 6, 2009

Combat Belly Bloat

Did you know that the carbon dioxide in carbonated beverages can stay in your belly and cause visible bloating?

That and a couple of other foods will make the belly bulge and can disrupt the digestive tract also.

Chewing gum causes one to swallow air, and the sugarless variety contains sorbitol which gets turned into gas in the belly.

Salty foods cause one to retain water which can make you look bigger than you actually are.

A couple of sure fire tricks to help ease a bloated belly:

Drink peppermint tea or eat yogurt with live cultures to boost the good bacteria in the digestive tract. The cultures work to keep you regular which will help with a bloated belly too.

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