Feeling Bloated?

Bloating Causes and Cures

Bloating Causes and Cures
Everyone has experienced the uncomfortable feeling of bloating. If you’re regularly retaining water, look over some of the causes and recommendations below to see if a change can take the misery away.


This is one of most common and unrecognized causes. Yes, water helps get rid of water. If your body is dehydrated it will hold water as a defense mechanism to protect tissues.

Recommendation: Drink 2-4 liters of water per day, depending on your activity level. Check out this link on for Hydrolyze Ultra Cellular Water, which will hydrate you 10 times faster: www.hydrolyzeultra.com.


Not eating enough fruits and veggies weakens blood vessels, and fluid will leak into tissues, causing water retention.

Recommendation: 2 servings of fruit and 4-5 servings of veggies per day. Check out this link to learn how to mix and match your own healthy diet: http://www.fitnessrxmag.com/nutrition/dietrx/1698-do-it-yourself-diet-guide.html.


Toxins and waste are not easily released and will store in fat cells, which causes water retention.

Recommendation: Balanced diet that low in pesticides. Drink plenty of water, limit alcohol, consume enough fiber, and avoid inhaling or putting toxic chemicals on the skin.

Lack of Exercise

Without active movement, the lymphatic system cannot drain excess fluid.

Recommendation: Physical activity at least 1 hour, 5 days per week


Junking up your system with oversized meals, overusing alcohol, medications, diuretics, etc. messes with the digestive system and will cause the body to produce histamine, which causes water retention.

Recommendation: Consume 5 healthy small meals per day and keep alcohol and medications as moderate as possible. Check out this article on supplement overload: http://www.fitnessrxmag.com/nutrition/dietrx/1176-supplement-overlaod.html

Salt and Sugar

Too much salt keeps kidneys from releasing water. Too much sugar increases insulin levels, which limits the release of fluids. If you are properly hydrated, your body will eventually level out. So, again, make sure you are consuming the proper amount of water.


Processed food


Processed meat

Dehydrating beverages

High sodium and sugar snacks





Veggies (Asparagus is a natural diuretic that I like to call the super food)

Lean, natural meats

Complex carbs

Moderate meals

Jennifer Andrews

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