Are you familiar with travel bloat? That swollen feeling you get after a long flight. It is annoying and can interfere with your vacation, but fear no more.
Here are 5 ways to prevent it:
1. Avoid sugar-free products
If the ingredient list contains sorbitol or mannitol, it may increase gas production & cause bloating and pain.
2. Have an orange instead of oj
Orange juice has excess fructose, which can be hard to digest. An orange has a better carb balance and is a good source of fiber.
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3. Increase whole grains
Whole grains have a lot of insoluble fiber, which helps prevent constipation.
4. Drink water
Water reduces the risk of bloating when you increase fiber. Most people need at least 64 ounces of liquid per day.
5. Try psyllium
These seeds help reduce constipation & diarrhea, another travel woe. But consult with your doctor before taking.
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