Problems with bloated belly and intestinal gas? Discover natural remedies to get rid of it!

Problemi di pancia gonfia e gas intestinale

Problems with bloated belly and intestinal gas? Discover natural remedies to get rid of it!


Do you often experience a bloated belly “like a balloon” and feel tense and sore? And have you ever happened to hear her… “talk”?

Well, these annoying complaints can be caused by excessive gas in the intestines.

The widespread or localized presence of gas in the intestines, in fact, results in a swelling of the abdomen and the appearance of various complaints such as meteorism, flatulence, and borborigmas (haven’t you ever heard this term? These are abdominal noises, similar to gurgling, produced by gastric and intestinal activity…in short, in the presence of borborigmas it really sounds like your belly is talking to you!).

Let’s look at what causes can lead to the onset of these symptoms:

  • Consumption of particularly flatogenic foods, such as whole grains, potatoes, milk and dairy products rich in lactose, some vegetables such as legumes and Brassicaceae (cabbage, cauliflower, turnip, savoy cabbage), can result in abdominal bloating.

An unregulated diet high in sugar, fried foods, carbonated drinks, and alcoholic beverages can also contribute to the development of this symptomatology.

  • Factors such as
    stress
    ,
    anxiety
    ,
    environmental changes
    can be the cause of these disorders.

  • Alteration of intestinal bacterial flora.
    , which in turn may depend on diet or other factors.

Please note: If you are interested in the topic and have missed our content, we have discussed gut flora and probiotics in previous articles!

  • Food allergies and intolerances o
    diseases of the digestive system
    . In this case, it is important to consult the doctor to perform all the appropriate tests and resort to the most appropriate treatment.

As you can see, there are several causes, and it is important to identify them in order to take proper action. To remedy these disorders, however, there is always a starting point: acting on our lifestyle, starting with our diet! Here are some tricks to follow at the dinner table that may help combat the problem of bloating:

  • Eat slowly and chew well. The practice of eating fast and talking a lot during a meal leads to swallowing excess air for a prolonged period of time, and this can cause bloating; the practice of chewing chewing gum, for the same reason, should also be avoided.
  • Avoid carbonated, sugary and alcoholic drinks.
  • Limit consumption of sweets and the foods (already mentioned) that are most likely to lead to bloating.

In addition to these general measures, keep in mind that Nature, again, can prove to be an excellent ally against abdominal bloating! So let’s see what are the main natural “anti-gas” remedies.

CHARCOAL

This is definitely one of the best known and most widely used remedies! Discover Sanavita Vegetable Charcoal

Let’s start with a question right away: do you know what charcoal is? Vegetable charcoal is a product that is obtained by a special process of carbonizing timbers specially grown for this purpose (such as, for example, birch wood). The charcoal is then further processed and treated until certain characteristics are obtained that make it suitable for retaining foreign substances: a high carbon content (80-90%), high porosity, and a large surface area!

In fact, Vegetable Charcoal is used precisely because of its adsorptive properties against both gas and solid particles, thus proving to be an excellent ally against abdominal bloating due to excessive intestinal gas!

Fun fact: charcoal is also increasingly used in cooking, especially for making bread, buns and crackers! If you often experience digestive problems after eating a nice pizza, you can try the charcoal variant! Although the color leaves something to be desired–the taste and excellent digestibility will not disappoint!

fennel and bloated belly problems

FINOCCHIO

Fennel is a perennial plant found throughout most of Italy, especially common in coastal areas and islands. Fennel fruit has a high water content (about 90 percent), fiber and is a good source of vitamins (vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C) and minerals. It also contains the essential oil, which is rich in active ingredients that give fennel numerous beneficial properties.

Fennel is definitely one of the most famous “grandma’s remedies” against abdominal bloating and poor digestion. But do you know why?

Fennel has arelaxing action on the smooth muscle lining the digestive system and helps to expel gastric and intestinal gas. Therefore it can help with meteorism and spasms of the gastrointestinal tract!

In addition, fennel has excellent digestive properties: in fact, some constituents of the essential oil are able to stimulate the secretion of gastric juices, promoting better digestion and an intestinal carminative action, thus limiting the formation and stagnation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract!

CHAMOMILE

We all know chamomile: it is one of the most well-known medicinal plants since ancient times and most widely used in folk medicine! In particular, chamomile, due to its calming action, is often used to alleviate anxiety, irritability, and sleep disturbances.

Chamomile, with its strong antispasmodic and carminative properties, can help promote muscle relaxation and relieve painful manifestations caused by colic and excess gas in the intestines.

How is chamomile used?

Chamomile flowers, dried in the shade and in a cool ventilated place, can be used to make infusions, decoctions, essential oils and creams.

MELISSA

Are you already familiar with lemon balm and its properties?

Lemon balm is a small herbaceous perennial plant characterized by a pleasant lemon aroma.

Lemon balm has spasmolytic and sedative properties and is therefore generally indicated for the treatment of states of agitation and insomnia!

This action of his also helps to reduce stress in the intestines. In fact, the use of lemon balm may be indicated to alleviate symptoms of gastric disorders of psychosomatic origin by promoting relaxation of the smooth muscles of the digestive tract and helping to quell intestinal spasms and counteract meteorism!

To conclude.

We have seen the main natural remedies useful for dealing with the very annoying problem of a “ballooning” belly (especially now that the swimsuit test is approaching!!).

Do you know of any others?

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