Flat tummy tips
✱ Eat mindfully and chew slowly. This encourages food breakdown and avoids excess air building up.
✱ Keeping a food and symptom diary is a good way to identify foods causing you tummy issues.
✱ Avoid ‘bloat foods’ – beans, pulses, onions, broccoli and cauliflower.
✱ Food intolerances such as lactose and gluten can cause bloating in some people – see a dietitian about going on an exclusion diet to assess the issue.
✱ Limit bloating culprits like fizzy drinks and chewing gum
✱ Try making a ‘tummy tea’ – combine fresh mint, fennel and caraway seeds with hot water and drink after eating. ‘ This is not good for indigestion or heartburn though, as relaxing the gut wall can encourage reflux,’ warns Rob.