Stomach bloating is a common condition that affects most people at some point in their lifetime. It can make the stomach feel swollen, puffy, and generally uncomfortable, said the NHS. Your bloating pain may be caused by eating certain gassy foods, or by eating too fast or too much. But you could get rid of stomach bloating by having a glass of prune juice, it’s been claimed.
Prune juice is made from dried plums, and are a good source of energy, according to medical website Healthline.
The juice acts as a laxative as it’s rich in sorbitol, a type of polyol that’s found in apples, pears and peaches.
Prune juice is high in fibre which helps to instigate bowel movements, and could lower your risk of constipation. Stomach bloating may be caused by constipation.
“One way to add some extra flavour and nutrients to your day is by including prune juice in your diet,” said the medical website.
“Prune juice is made from dried plums, or prunes, which contain many nutrients that can contribute to good health.
“Prunes are high in fibre, which helps prevent haemorrhoids brought on by constipation.
“Chronic constipation is a common problem in older adults and can also be a painful problem for infants.
“Prune juice acts as a laxative thanks to its high sorbitol content. Ask your doctor if it’s right for you or your child.”
You could also lower your risk of developing a bloated stomach by chewing aniseed after a big meal, it’s been claimed.
Aniseed works a natural digestive aid and diuretic to reduce water retention.
Simply pop a few seeds in your mouth and chew them for their digestive benefits.
Your stomach bloating could be caused by constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, trapped wind, or by swallowing too much air.
You could swallow air by drinking through a straw, or by talking with your mouth full of food.
People are more likely to feel bloated after a big weekend – especially around the festive season.
Speak to a doctor if your bloating symptoms don’t go away, said the NHS.
It could be caused by something more serious, including ovarian cancer.