Stomach bloating is a common condition that affects most people at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS. It can make the stomach feel stretched and puffy, and it’s generally just not very comfortable. Your trapped wind may be caused by the foods in your diet, and likewise, some foods could help to get rid of bloating pain. You could get rid of your stomach bloating pain by regularly drinking peppermint tea, it’s been claimed.
Peppermint tea could help to reduce bloating pain as it relieves muscle spasms, according to medical website LiveStrong.
Relaxing the muscles helps the gut to slowly get rid of any trapped wind that may be causing you stomach pain.
For the best peppermint tea, you should use a single teaspoon of dried leaves – or a peppermint tea – and let it brew for around 10 minutes in boiling waiter, it added.
“Stomach bloating, also known as abdominal bloating, is a condition characterised by abnormal sensations of fullness or tightness in your stomach or abdomen.
“This condition has a number of potential causes, including weight gain, constipation, overeating and unconscious or habitual swallowing of air.
“Peppermint tea has properties that may help relieve bloating symptoms. Consult your doctor before you take peppermint tea.
“Peppermint tea and all other peppermint preparations contain an oil called menthol as their active ingredient.
“Menthol oil relieves spasms in smooth muscle tissue, and peppermint tea achieves its bloating-related benefits by relaxing your muscles and allowing you to release any pent up gas or flatulence.”
You could also lower your risk of stomach bloating by eating more spinach, it’s been claimed.
Spinach is rich in magnesium, which helps to reduce fluid retention in the body, and also get rid of any trapped wind that’s causing stomach pain.
If you don’t like spinach, you could also try taking a regular magnesium supplement to help with digestive irregularity.
Stomach bloating is often caused by eating gassy foods, eating too much in one sitting, or by swallowing too much air.
You could swallow air by talking with your mouth full of food, by chewing gum, or even by drinking through a straw.
People are more likely to feel bloated after a big weekend – especially around the festive season.
Speak to a doctor if your bloating symptoms don’t go away, said the NHS.
It could be caused by something more serious, including bowel or ovarian cancer.