Updated: Jun 14
If you are experiencing bloating shortly after eating, you may have low stomach acid. Low stomach acid can cause gas to build up in the stomach.
Low stomach acid can be caused due to a number of reasons including, but not limited to:
Antacid drug use
Excess sugar and refined foods
Constant snacking between meals
Excess carbohydrate consumption
Excess alcohol consumption
Nutrient deficiencies (especially zinc)
What can you do to improve your bloating?
Slow down, chew food thoroughly (15 - 30 times).
Drink warm liquid before meals. For example, warm water with lemon, broth, soup, etc.
Avoid smoking, alcohol, coffee, refined sugars, flours, etc. These all cause digestive stress depleting vitamins, minerals and stomach acid. If you aren’t ready to give up the coffee completely, start your day by eating first, before consuming coffee.
Questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a few small lifestyle changes can make a huge difference!