August 23, 2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Bloating
When your belly feels tight and full
(HealthDay News) -- When your belly feels stretched and uncomfortably full, you've probably got a case of bloating.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests how to prevent bloating:
- Don't chew gum or drink carbonated beverages, particularly if they contain a lot of sorbitol or fructose.
- Avoid gas-causing foods such as turnips, cabbage, beans, Brussels sprouts and lentils.
- Eat your food slowly.
- Don't smoke.
- Treat constipation, but be careful with fiber supplements, which may worsen symptoms.