- Bloating occurs when your abdomen retains fluid, traps gas, or feels swollen, and it often comes with pain or discomfort.
- Certain foods can trigger bloating, as well as constipation and overeating. Those suffering from conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may also experience bloat.
- Anti-bloating foods such as avocados, dandelion greens, and those rich in probiotics, like kefir, can help reset your digestive tract bacteria—which influence bloating—according to sports dietitian Marni Sumbal.
Let’s talk about something uncomfortable: bloating. One minute you’re feeling great, then the next, you’re all gassy and feel like a pufferfish—not something that is particularly conducive to nailing any KOMs.
You’re not alone. Bloating is a condition that occurs when your abdomen retains fluid, traps gas, or feels swollen, and it often comes with pain or discomfort. It’s one of the most common and loathed stomach problems. The instigators include constipation and overeating, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and the habit of swallowing air when drinking or eating too quickly all contribute to belly bulge.