BLOATING & YOUR GUT
How do you know when your gut is unhealthy and possibly the cause of your bloating?
Someone with a healthy gut passes a stool every 18 to 24 hours. There’s no mucous, undigested food or blood in the stools and stools are well-formed (sausage-shaped). People with a healthy gut also don’t suffer from halitosis (bad breath). Passing wind is normal but feeling bloated is not. It’s normal to pass wind about 15-20 times a day. If it happens more often there could be a problem with your digestive system.
Can adjusting your diet stop bloating?
Yes. Excluding gas-forming food should result in less bloating. Also, adjusting your diet so you consume fewer kilojoules will mean you’ll lose weight around your abdomen.