Bloating in the heat? This could be the reason

With these tips you will feel better about yourself again

Many people experience fluid retention, sluggishness and bloating on hot days. This is quite normal, but it doesn’t feel good. Fortunately, by knowing where the bloating comes from, you can do something about it.

Physical discomfort

Sometimes it seems as if our bodies have a love-hate relationship with the heat. On the one hand, the sun helps us to feel happier and to produce the necessary vitamin D. On the other hand, we have to be constantly protected from sunburn, dehydration and other inconveniences during the heat. For example, on hot days many people experience swollen hands and feet, and a bloated feeling.

Regulate the temperature

Nutritionist, Clarissa Lenherr, explains why we often feel bloated when the mercury rises. “In response to the high temperatures, your body sweats to get rid of the heat. You lose water with that. If you don’t drink enough water to make up for this loss, you can become dehydrated. You then have a shortage of water and electrolytes, which disturbs your digestion. This creates the bloated feeling,” Lenherr explains to Red.

Slowness and snacks

“Another symptom of dehydration is slowness,” Lenherr continues. It is therefore not surprising that you prefer to lie back lazily on a hot day. Unfortunately, this can actually make the bloated feeling worse, Lenherr explains. “When we have less energy, we reach for food more quickly to replenish our energy. These are often sweet snacks, pretzels or products with caffeine. This food can actually trigger an even more bloated feeling.”

Do you want to reduce bloating? The tips on the next page can help you with that.

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