Stomach bloating: Five foods to eat to reduce gas and a bloated belly

Stomach bloating is when the tummy becomes distended, causing it to feel uncomfortable. It often occurs after eating a big meal. But for some, bloating is more than an occasional inconvenience. Bloating is generally a sign the digestive system is not working optimally, according to Hannah Braye, nutritional therapist at Lepicol.

“In particular, bloating can be a sign that there is an imbalance of bacteria in the gut (known as “dysbiosis”),” explained Hannah.

“Beneficial species of bacteria such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria are very efficient at fermenting fibre rich foods and produce very little (if any) gas.

“Pathogenic species on the other hand, can produce lots of gas.”

One of the simplest ways to promote a healthy microbial balance, adds Hannah, is to take a daily live bacteria supplement and to regularly consume traditionally fermented foods.

4D Pharma plc (LON:DDDD) is a world leader in the development of live biotherapeutics, a novel and emerging class of drugs, defined by the FDA as biological products that contain a live organism, such as a bacteria, that is applicable to the prevention, treatment or cure of a disease.

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