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Eat Whole Grains For Belly Bloat

Treat Belly Bloat With Whole Grains

Here's another reason to eat whole grains: it will help put an end to the dreaded belly bloat. Eating too many refined grains like white rice, enriched pasta, or white bread slows down your digestive tract, which causes that bloated feeling. I don't know about you, but I hate getting dressed when my belly is full of air.

For the next few weeks, swap out any refined grains in your diet with whole grains, and see if you notice a difference. Whole grains are full of fiber, which helps keep us "regular" and our digestive tract moving along at a normal pace. By doing this, you should find that you'll have much more energy during the day since your body won't be working overtime to digest food.

I know that eating whole wheat pasta may not sound delicious to some of you, but there are a lot of easy and tasty swaps you can make instead. Choose whole wheat bread over white, and eat a whole grain cereal like Kashi or muesli. I also love the taste of quinoa, which is a hearty grain filled with fiber. Why not try this curried quinoa salad for dinner tonight?

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smith8577 smith8577 6 years
I started eating whole grains and I really like them but in the last 2 weeks I have eating them, I have bloated up so much I am miserable! What can I do? Do I stop all together? I really want to lose weight but hate the pressure in my stomach. I feel like a fat cow, (I have not been regular) You would think I would after eating So much fiber with Fruits & Vegetables I don't know what else to do. How do you know if your allergic to Wheat? Thanks
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
I don't eat ANY grains at all... so what advice do you have for me in terms of not getting bloated! pah!
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
Approach with caution. If you make the switch too fast, that extra fiber is going to give you other digestive issues.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't eat many refined grains. I get most of my fiber from rolled or steel cut oats, popcorn, and veggies. Sometimes I do eat whole wheat pasta and I do think that it tastes a lot better than the white stuff.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
Yes treat belly bloat with whole grain UNLESS you have an allergy to wheat, rye, barley etc that causes you to not only bloat but experience severe gut pain and destroys the lining of your intestines. Yeah wheat! Anyway, prior to finding out whole grains listed above were the source of my gut misery I loved whole wheat pasta, Hulled Barley, anything that was a true whole grain. Now after finding out about the allergy I'm limited to quinoa, spelt, brown rice, amaranth (which I swear tastes like green - its not appealing at all), and corn. Trying to convert wheat based recipes to the alt whole grains is trial and error. And actually not fun at all.
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