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Remedy for Bloating From a High Fiber Diet

author image Sharin Griffin
Sharin Griffin has been a freelance writer since 2009, specializing in health-related articles. She has worked in the health-care industry as a certified nursing assistant and medical technician. Griffin's medical expertise encompasses bariatrics and geriatric care, with an emphasis on general medicine. She is completing an associate degree in health-care administration from Axia University.
Remedy for Bloating From a High Fiber Diet
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Although fiber is good for you and is a necessary part of a well-balanced diet, if you take in too much, too fast, you are asking for trouble. Too much fiber can lead to bloating, which can make for a very uncomfortable feeling in your stomach. If eating fiber is causing you to feel like you swallowed a basketball, there are a few things you can do to try to alleviate the discomfort.

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Step 1

Drink water.
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Drink plenty of water. Water helps your digestive system break down fiber and flush your system of bacteria that may remain in the digestive tract. It will also help you to avoid constipation, which is one of the main causes of bloating.

Step 2

Fresh fruit.
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Add different fiber-rich foods to your diet slowly. Don't try eating a lot of fiber at one time. Your body needs time to adjust to this change of diet.

Step 3

Get regular exercise.
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Get plenty of exercise, which helps keep your organs functioning properly and will assist your digestive tract in its processing of foods.

Step 4

Rinse vegetables.
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Rinse your starchy foods such as beans and vegetables. This will decrease the amount of starch, leading to less bloating and gas.

Step 5

Over the counter medicine.
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Take an over-the-counter bloating and gas aid. There are many OTC medications that can relieve your symptoms. It is still important to change your eating habits, exercise routines and fluid intake, however. This will keep the bloating down for the long term.

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