Papaya, Green Tea, and Aloe Vera for Bloating
Bloating is a very common problem with diverse causes, which is why its treatment may not always be the same. However, good lifestyle habits can contribute to relief to some extent.
Have you ever been told that you should make a healing remedy with papaya, green tea, and aloe vera to relieve bloating? If this isn’t the case, you’ll learn all about it below.
The possible causes of bloating
Bloating can occur as a result of excessive consumption of food and drink. However, this isn’t the only cause that you should consider.
- Eating too much.
- Fluid retention.
- Excessive fiber consumption.
- Food intolerances.
- Mixing a lot of different types of foods.
- Suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Drinking too much liquid during a meal.
- Eating quickly, not chewing your food well, swallowing air, etc.
However, besides digestion-related issues, women may get bloated from hormonal issues as well. For example, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, or premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
When bloating appears as a result of fluid retention or constipation, it’s possible to relieve it through good eating habits and a few tricks.
One of those tricks is to make a home remedy based on papaya, green tea, and aloe vera gel. These three ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties that can be helpful when included in a healthy lifestyle.
Below, you’ll learn more about these three ingredients.
Papaya is one of the best fruits, after apples, when it comes to relieving digestion difficulties and relieving bloating.
Due to the enzymes in it, papain being the most important, this tropical fruit helps your body digest proteins better and reduce inflammation and bloating.
Papaya also contains a good amount of fiber, which prevents constipation and lowers blood sugar levels. Not to mention that issues with your blood sugar can cause fat to build up in your abdominal area.
Aloe vera gel has a laxative and anti-inflammatory effect. Therefore, it’s also considered a valid ingredient when it comes to relieving discomfort such as bloating due to constipation.
Aloe vera juice is said to contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B9, B12, C, and E, as well as various minerals such as zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, and manganese.
Green tea is an ancient medicinal beverage that doesn’t only contribute to hydration. Due to its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties, it also helps relieve minor discomforts, such as bloating due to fluid retention or constipation.
In a study published in 2017, experts confirmed that the catechins in green tea can provide several health benefits and that this ingredient contains other compounds that can also prove helpful.
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Home remedy for bloating
The following papaya, green tea, and aloe vera recipe is proposed as a remedy for bloating or heaviness after eating.
- Papaya (200 gr)
- 1 teaspoon of green tea (4 gr)
- 1/4 cup of aloe vera juice (50 ml)
- 1 glass of water (250 ml)
- Optional: honey
- First of all, boil the water in a pot.
- Add the tea when the water is boiling. However, make sure you’ve already turned off the heat first.
- Let steep for five minutes and strain. Set aside.
- Process the papaya with the aloe vera juice in the blender.
- Add the green tea once it’s cooled a bit.
- Sweeten with the honey if you like (in moderation).
- Drink at room temperature 40 minutes after a main meal.
Considerations about its consumption
It’s said that, to reduce bloating, you must drink this remedy on an empty stomach, since the stomach will assimilate it better this way. However, there’s no evidence that doing so at that time is beneficial to health. Therefore, you can also drink it after breakfast or with your breakfast.
If you’re hungry, you can have breakfast 30 minutes after finishing this remedy. We should note that you shouldn’t drink it in a single gulp but rather in small sips.
In addition to drinking this remedy, you should drink enough water throughout the day to facilitate liquid and waste expulsion.
Of course, you must remember that this remedy should never replace any main meal or the treatment prescribed by your doctor.It might interest you...
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