Stomach bloating affects most people at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS. But you could avoid feeling bloated by simply drinking ginger tea for breakfast, it's been claimed.
Bloating can make the stomach feel swollen, hard, and it's generally quite uncomfortable.
Your bloating pain may be caused by eating certain gassy foods, or by eating too fast or too much.
But one of the best and easiest ways to limit your risk of bloating is to add herbal teas to your shopping list.
Ginger tea has been claimed to have numerous stomach benefits, including relieving your bloating pain.
The spice could reduce intestinal cramping, while also relieving your trapped wind, according to dietitian Marsha McCulloch.
It's believed that ginger's gut benefits come from the compounds gingerols.
These compounds are found in ginger supplements, as well as in the herbal tea variety.
If you do decide to add ginger tea to your breakfast routine, all you'll need is a single tablespoon of fresh ginger.
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"If your abdomen sometimes feels swollen and uncomfortable, you're not alone. Bloating affects 20 to 30 percent of people," McCulloch wrote for medical website Healthline.
"Traditionally, people have used natural remedies, including herbal teas, to relieve bloating.
"Ginger tea is made from the thick roots of the Zingiber officinale plant and has been used for stomach-related ailments since ancient times.
"Human studies suggest that taking 1 to 1.5 grams of ginger capsules daily in divided doses may relieve nausea."
If you'd prefer not to use fresh ginger for your ginger tea, you could always simply by ginger teabags.
If you have powdered ginger, between one quarter and one half of a teaspoon should be enough to provide you with the benefits.
Herbal teas in general have anti-spasmodic properties, which help to avoid stomach bloating.
They also have carminative effects, which essentially means that they relieve trapped wind.
You could also lower your risk of stomach bloating by avoiding swallowing air, or by keeping your mouth closed while eating.
Speak to a doctor if your bloating symptoms don't go away, said the NHS.
It could be caused by something more serious, including ovarian or bowel cancer.
While stomach pain is unlikely to be caused by a type of cancer, it's always worth getting it checked by a medical professional.