Stomach bloating affects most people at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS. But you could avoid feeling bloated by simply drinking herbal 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.
There's a simple home remedy that could actually prevent bloating from ever developing, according to A.Vogel's nutritional practitioner, Alison Cullen.
Herbal tea have anti-spasmodic properties, which helps to avoid the painful condition.
They also have carminative effects, which essentially means that they relieve trapped wind.
Chamomile tea is one of the best herbal remedies for bloating, said Cullen.
But, you could also benefit from regularly drinking ginger or fennel tea, she added.
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"We know that diet [what we eat], but also how we eat, is often very important in the management of bloating," said Cullen.
"We know that in some cases of bloating employing home, herbal and conventional remedies may also help to manage the symptoms.
"Herbs can help with bloating in many cases and it could be as simple as swapping your regular daily brew with a herbal tea bag.
"Ginger, fennel and chamomile to name a few, all have carminative and anti-spasmodic properties which can help to keep bloating at bay."
Meanwhile, you could also lower your risk of bloating by avoiding potatoes, it's been revealed.
They contain certain carbohydrates that aren't easily digested in the gut.
These carbs provide an ideal food source for the bacteria in the gut.
But, the bacteria also produce gas as a by-product, which causes your trapped wind.
You could swallow air by drinking through a straw, or by talking with your mouth full of food.
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.