Do you ever pull on your jeans in the morning and it seems that you’ve grown what seems like four inches around your midsection? The fact is that no one likes feeling bloated, it can sabotage your plans and mood like no other, making you feel uncomfortable etc..

Your daily habits and patterns, along with some food that you eat, can actually make your belly look bigger. It can happen for several reasons: food allergies and intolerances, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and pre-menstrual syndrome, the way that you eat a food can also make you bloat, like eating too quickly or drinking from a straw.

But more often than that, eating certain foods that either produce gas or cause your body to retain water is the culprit such as foods heavy in salt, cruciferous veggies, beans, chewing gum and carbonated drinks. And if you consume a large amount of any of these foods, you’re likely to notice a bloating effect in your stomach within the hour.

Although there are many causes for a bloated belly, the Helicobacter Pylori bacterium is one of the most dangerous types of bacteria that exists and is one of the culprits for the bloating. About 80% of gastric ulcer cases and 90% of the duodenal ulcer cases are caused by H. Pylori. The infection might also cause migraines, heart problems, headaches, poor blood flow and Raynaud’s disease, while also lowering the serotonin levels in the brain resulting in anxiety and depression.

HOW IS THIS BACTERIA TRANSMITTED?

This happens through contaminated water and foods. Contamination we talk about is human fecal matter from an infected person. Also exposure to saliva or vomit of an infected person. When the bacteria enters your body, it spreads in the belly and makes havoc.

This simple natural remedy can help eliminate the infection:

Here’s what you need:

  • One lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
  • A handful of parsley
  • 1 medium-sized cucumber
  • ½ a glass of water

Rinse well all the ingredients and chop the lemon, cucumber and parsley/cilantro. Blend them to make a smooth mix. Consume this remedy 2 times daily before breakfast and on empty belly at night.

Ginger delivers a ton of health benefits, and helping with digestion is one of them! Ginger can soothe stomachaches and nausea, as well as help, reduce bloating. Lemon is a natural diuretic that will help flush your system of excess fluids. Several studies have found that drinking aloe vera juice can reduce flatulence after meals. Also known for its laxative properties, it is effective in treating constipation, too. It also promotes a favorable balance of healthy gut bacteria and wipes out other infection-causing bacteria that are often associated with flatulence.

And just like cucumber helps your eyes de-puff, it will help your stomach de-bloat because it’s high in silica, caffeic acid (the skin), and vitamin C, which reduce swelling and aid in the prevention of water retention. Last but not least, parsley’s high enzyme content contributes to improving overall digestion, and the effective elimination of waste.

To keep the belly healthy, drink lots of water, eat healthy foods with zinc, vitamin A, C, E, and probiotics.