WARNING: Belly Bloat Could Be A Sign Of A Sick Body
A bloated belly is no laughing matter.
It could be a warning indicator of a sick body. Many people, especially over the age of 40 often suffer from belly bloat resembling a huge balloon that’s about to burst. In women it’s often mistaken for being pregnant.
The typical cause of a bloated belly is heavy meal intake that includes excessive carbohydrates or too much protein. However, for some, it’s cause is many fold.
By: Greg Montoya
What Causes a Bloated Belly?
Here are few causes:
Not drinking enough water
Dehydration has been known to be a major cause of many health problems. Moreover, if you’re someone consumes a lot of alcohol and coffee, then you’re only contributing to the problem. How many glasses of water do you drink each day? Drinking at least 6-8 glasses of purified water (alkaline in the range of 8.5 to 9.5 ph is best!) each day is recommended. The best time to drink water is in between meals and first thing in the morning, 10-16 ounces, on an empty stomach and then wait at least 30-45 minutes before consuming food. This will flush your digestive system helping to eliminate toxins and waste matter. Adding lemon juice, the equivalent to a half or full lemon, will help eliminate toxins and flush the liver and kidneys.
When your body is lacking water, it makes use of the available liquids from your tissues. This can lead to bloating due to fluid retention.
Stress can contribute to belly bloat. Your digestive system does not function optimally when you’re stressed. Take time to “smell the roses”. Avoid negativity as much as possible, e.g., TV news, newspapers, negative people, horror movies, explicit music, etc.
Constipation is often the result of not consuming enough water and fiber-rich foods. This can lead to gasses being trapped behind fecal matter in your colon thus blowing up your belly. Eat more fiber rich foods such as salads, berries, chia seeds, limited amounts of fruits, etc. Stay completely away from white bread, rice and potatoes, especially potato chips. Which all are major contributing factors to belly bloat. If you are going to eat bread try a brand called Ezekiel 4:9. It’s made from whole grains as described in the Bible.
Excessive intake of carbohydrates may be one of the reasons for your bloated belly. Try to minimize your carbohydrate and alcohol intake, especially before bed. If possible try to eliminate or drastically reduce your daily sugar intake.
Eating too fast
Partially chewed food is slowly digested and can lead to petrifying/rotting in the gut which cause gas that leads to bloating. Take your time and chew your food well for proper digestion.
Most people lack probiotics (good bacteria). In turn bad bacteria builds up in the gut creating a “sewer environment” that can lead to belly bloat and serious illness. A few ways to increase your probiotics is to consume foods like organic pickles, sauerkraut, and kefir each day. Drinking Kombucha (fermented tea) daily can also help keep your gut replenished with healthy probiotics. Taking a good probiotic supplement is also helpful.
Stop eating at least 2-3 hours before going to bed. Eating right before going to bed will interfere with your sleep. It can also cause the food to get lodged in your digestive track causing it to petrify, leading to gas and belly bloat. The key is to be upright and moving after meals to help your digestive track move the food through the digestive process. Laying in bed on a full stomach can be a big contributor to belly bloat. It can also contribute to inflammatory bowel syndrome which could lead to serious health challenges!
A bloated belly is not a laughing matter and can be an indicator of a serious underlying health condition. It’s often associated with inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the primary cause of all disease.
Take steps now to reduce your belly bloat. Remember, your health is your greatest wealth!