Bloating is when you feel that your tummy has swollen after eating something. It can also cause a lot of pain and discomfort. People often wonder why their tummy gets bloated. Well it happens because of a number of reasons like overeating, late night sleeping and eating too much junk.
Increased sodium intake in your foods can retain water in your body further causing bloating. We eat foods that are very high in salt. Moreover, the habiot of adding extra salt to food can make your meal high on sodium. Too much sodium can result in elevated blood pressure, which can lead to hypertension problems. Although we need some salt intake each day to help maintain the water balance in the body so cutting down on salt completely is not be advisable. However, too much of it isn’t good too!
It is not just bloating that happens when you take too much of salt there are other things too that happen. You start feeling thirsty a lot more, you urinate a lot and you might also get frequent headaches. Too much of salt intake can also increase blood pressure, which has direct effects on your heart health as well. It is very difficult to cut down on salt completely because then food would become tasteless and you won’t feel like eating it but you can gradually try to decrease it.
You can also de-bloat yourself by drinking more water. More water intake will cause to flush down the sodium in your body. You can also consider increasing your potassium intake, eat more foods like bananas, orange juice, strawberries and yogurt, which helps push out some of the excess sodium to reduce the bloat and bring your body back in balance. Another way to cut down the sodium is to shed some sweat. Moderate exercise can also help you cure the bloating