Tea to relieve bloating

According to epidemiologic studies conducted in the US, about 20-30% of the general population experiences bloating at some point in time.  Some of the most common bloating symptoms include abdominal gurgling, swollen, a painful pressure in the lower belly, burping, and belching. Bloating affects people of all age groups.

Bloating can be caused by several different factors, including food intolerance, intestinal bacteria imbalance, constipation, gastrointestinal ulcers, gas build up in the stomach, and infections by parasites. Yikes! Now that’s kind of scary.

If bloating is a persistent condition for you, it may indicate a more severe digestive problem. Such as Irritable bowel syndrome or more commonly known as IBS. However, for the most part, bloating is caused by consumption of hard to digest foods, which may cause excess gas production or disturbances in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system. Bloating can even be caused by something as simple as eating your meals too quickly.

Due to the lack of universally accepted effective treatments, bloating can be a frustrating condition to address for both the patient and the physician. Nonetheless, the good news is, you can use natural remedies like herbal detox teas to relieve bloating. Many studies have shown that certain types of herbal teas are effective in soothing and relieving some of those pesky uncomfortable symptoms of bloating.

Here is our compilation of the 5 Best Detox Tea types that are effective in treating bloating:

1. Matcha Green Tea

Green tea has numerous medicinal values that range from weight loss to quelling digestive problems. It has even been known to help with improving your skin, hair and nails. Besides reducing the risk of heart disease when consumed for the long term, green tea has debloating properties derived from its antioxidants and catechins concentration. The catechins found in Matcha Green Tea an important compound that helps soothe gastrointestinal tract muscles.

Matcha Green Tea also helps to relieve bloating by stopping the gas buildup in the intestines. Additionally, if you drink Matcha Green Tea, it will improve your digestive processes by facilitating in the effective breakdown of food. This is why so many people refer to Matcha as one of the best detox teas for weight loss.

Not only does Matcha have some many health benefits, it is delicious and can be enjoyed in so many wonder ways. You can drink it the traditional way, have it as a hot or iced latte or even add it to your smoothies. The options are really endless.

Does green tea relieve bloating

2. Ginger Tea

Ginger is a spicy rhizome that has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Gingerol, the active compound in ginger, has antiemetic and flatus-relieving properties vital in breaking down gas. It also helps with aiding bowel movements to relieve bloating.

Since the ancient times, ginger has been used to treat stomach-related complications. Ginger tea relieves bloating by reducing inflammation and soothing your digestive system.

Ginger tea also contains gingerol that helps flatulence, nausea, and stomach pains by increasing gastric motility, helping food through the gastrointestinal tract.

So, the next time you have an upset stomach, or the discomfort of bloating make some ginger tea. I prefer to use fresh ginger as opposed to the dried one. All you have to do is cut up a medium size nob and boil it for about 20-30 minutes. Feel free to add a little honey and lemon juice for the perfect smoothing drink. Did I forget to mention, this is also a great drink to help warm you up on those chilly fall and winter days?

3. Peppermint Tea

For a long time, Peppermint Tea has been used as an herbal remedy to relieve gastrointestinal disorders and irritable stomach syndrome.  The refreshing menthol in peppermint leaves and peppermint oil helps reduce inflammation, belly cramps, nausea, bloating, and gas.

Flavonoids in peppermint leaves help to inhibit mast cells. These cells are immune system cells found in plenty in the gastrointestinal tract that at times causes bloating. Peppermint menthol also soothes the gut, reducing intestinal spasms and cramps. A tea bag of peppermint contains more peppermint oil than peppermint leaf capsules making peppermint tea an effective debloating tea.

Not only does Peppermint Tea help to improve digestion and reduce aches and pains you may experience from bloating, it can also help to boost your immune system.

4. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea contains flavonoids that help reduce abdominal discomfort and ulcers by preventing Helicobacter pylori. Unfortunately, H. Pylori bacterial infection is responsible for causing inflammation of the intestines’ walls. Which can lead to bloating and other digestive tract problems.

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Although Chamomile Tea is best known for its sleep-inducing properties, a cup of Chamomile Tea will help you treat a bloated stomach, relieve indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. This tea is also known to offer natural calming effects to the body that can decrease water retention. So, drinking a hot cup of Chamomile Tea during that “special time of the month” might not be such a bad idea. As it may help to rid you of some of that extra water weight, we tend to get around our mid-section during our menstrual cycle.

5. Fennel Tea

A cup of fennel seeds tea will protect you against bloating, constipation and ulcers. Now that’s what you call a triple threat. Traditionally, fennel seeds have been used to treat a plethora of digestive disorders. Ranging from symptoms such as belly pain, gas, bloating, and constipation. Fennel seeds help you debloat by improving the slow bowel movements that lead to gas buildup in the gut. Fennel tea will also help you better dispel intestinal gas and boosts bile production. The production of more bile helps the body to break down more fats, relieving bloating. Fats, especially from dairy products, is one of the main causatives of a bloated gut.

Regrettably, it may be extremely difficult to avoid belly bloating all together. Especially since it can occur from eating our favorite foods and our not so favorite foods. Bloating and gas are a part of life, so its best that you tackle it head on by incorporating some of the top teas I’ve mentioned into your diet and daily lifestyle.