A swollen stomach feels tight, pressured, or full. A bloated belly may accompany it. From mild to severe, bloating hurt. Most people's bloating goes away, but some experience chronic concerns due to digestive issues or hormone swings.
The probiotic-rich fermented milk drink kefir improves digestion and relieves bloating.
Amanda Sauceda, MS, RD, owner of The Mindful Gut, recommends ginger tea for bloating. "This is a great digestive aid because it encourages your stomach to empty, which means it can help relieve bloating."
"Green tea's antioxidants and catechins help fight bloat," explains Malina Malkani, MS, RDN, CDN, owner of Malina Malkani Nutrition and author of Safe and Simple Food Allergy Prevention.
Insufficient water in the body causes food to soak up water as it passes through the GI tract, hardening stool and making it hard to pass. Stool stays in the gut longer, giving bacteria more time to ferment it and produce bloating gas
Tea, sugar, and a symbiotic bacteria-yeast culture make kombucha. There isn't much scientific research on kombucha's effect on bloating, but some of its ingredients may improve digestive health, which may indirectly lessen bloating for some people.
Golden milk is produced using turmeric, dairy or non-dairy milk, black pepper, ginger, and a little honey or sugar. Curcumin is in turmeric, an orange root that resembles ginger.