5 Common Reasons Why You Feel Bloated All the Time and How to Fix the Problem!
Bloating is a very common problem and people are complaining about it all the time. Luckily, the condition is treatable once the main cause is determined. Frequent bloating can be very uncomfortable, and many women feel bad about their body.
Here is a list of common things to look for when you feel bloated:
1. Food Intolerance
When we say food intolerance we don’t mean food allergy. Food intolerance is causing inflammation and immune stress. It can also irritate your intestinal tract resulting with bloating. One of the most common food intolerances are eggs, dairy, wheat, corn, gluten, citrus, banana, pineapple especially, and nuts in rare cases.
Food intolerance can be checked with a blood test. Usually, this condition is present when somebody is having a family history of autoimmune or having history of eczema, asthma and allergies. It can be related with digestive disturbances, different types of skin conditions and low energy. Bloating will be improved for 4-6 weeks when you will eliminate the aggravating foods.
2. Intestinal Yeast Overgrowth
This is an extremely common condition and it’s caused by long-term use of antibiotics. The antibiotics alter the digestive flora, which allows the yeast to overgrow. You feel gassy and bloated when there is too much yeast in your body. In some cases, people experience carb cravings, brain fog, vaginal yeast, fungal skin infections, and tendency for binge eating.
Luckily, yeast overgrowth can be treated with consummation of supplements that will kill yeast, implementing no-sugar diet, yeast cleanse, and refreshment of your intestinal flora with consuming probiotics.
3. Insulin Resistance
Insulin is the hormone that is produced by the pancreas as a result to the sugar in the blood. The insulin levels raise when you have a meal. When the hormone is released in the bloodstream of a normal non-insulin resistant person, the cells in the body utilize the fats and glucose from your blood. Insulin resistance appears when the body cells respond weakly or not at all to the insulin signal. In that case, the pancreas will release even more insulin, resulting with toxic levels of sugar in your blood.
Common symptoms of this condition include intense cravings for sweets, feeling tired, increased appetite, weight gain, and feeling bloated after having a meal.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, especially if you have a family history of diabetes, you may be insulin resistant person. You can check your insulin resistance with blood test.
Luckily, it can be treated and reversed to normal with exercising and change of your daily diet. The most important thing is to lower the consummation of sugary food, and to add more vegetables, fiber, proteins, and healthy fats into your diet.
4. Irregular meal-times
Many people are not aware that irregular meal-times can be very harmful for them. Long hours without eating or large portions of food before going to bed can affect your metabolism. For example, skipping breakfast in the morning and having large portion for lunch will cause bloating. This comes shocking to your digestive system, and will also cause high sugar levels in the blood, resulting with tiredness and bloating.
The human body works best when there is a consistent and regular meal times. Be sure to have breakfast within one hour of jogging, regular lunch, and most importantly, dinner before 7 PM. Also, implement mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.
5. Poor Food Combination
The combination of the food you are eating can affect the digestive system. Some people are more sensitive to this then the others. Improper combination of food will slow down your metabolism resulting with indigestion and bloating.
There is a rule to eat fruits alone, without combination with any other food, especially proteins. For example, never eat a fruit salad or melon after you had a fish dinner.
Other rule suggest to avoid combination of carbohydrates and proteins. This can be tricky for vegetarians, but for people who consume fish, poultry or meat, try to separate proteins and starches and see how you will feel. Your digestion will be eased.