Five foods to reduce gas and a bloated belly

othersPosted on 01 January 2050 by Team

STOMACH bloating has affected most people at some point in their life. Stomach bloating is when the tummy becomes distended, causing it to feel uncomfortable. It often occurs after eating a big meal. But for some, bloating is more than an occasional inconvenience. Bloating can be a sign that there is an imbalance of bacteria in the gut. For those who experience an unexpected spell, what can you do to reduce it?


These Five fermented foods could help settle your discomfort:


1. Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is probably the most well-known lacto-fermented vegetable. Like any traditionally homemade food, sauerkraut can be made in a number of ways. Sauerkraut Recipe


2. Kimchi

Kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine, is a famous traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbage and Korean radishes, with a variety of seasonings, including gochugaru, scallions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal. Kimchi Recipe


3. Kefir

Kefir is a fermented milk drink similar to a thin yoghurt that is made with a yeast and bacterial fermentation starter of kefir grains. The drink originated in Eastern Europe and Russia, where it is prepared by inoculating cow, goat, or sheep milk with kefir grains. Kefir Recipe


4. Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent, sweetened black or green tea drink commonly intended as a functional beverage for its supposed health benefits. Kombucha Recipe


5. Live yoghurt

Yoghurt help our digestive system run smoothly by aiding the breakdown of food, the absorption of nutrients and fighting against ‘unfriendly’ organisms that are often the cause of stomach upsets. 


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