Suffering from IBS and bloating can be frustrating, and I’m finding such symptoms to be more and more common amongst young people. One known reason for this is due to the busy lifestyles and stressful commitments young people have such as University- stress can be a major trigger of digestive troubles!
If you’re like me, and have tried everything from Green Tea to the highly praised Flat Tummy Tea, but for some reason cannot fight the symptoms, then you’ve come to the right place as this post will (fingers crossed) provide the answer!
Those who know me personally know I’m a research-aholic, and this combined with remembering family remedies led me to stumble upon to the best natural hack for tummy troubles, and that is Ginger! I remembered ginger being used to treat my cousin’s nausea and stomachache on holiday so looked further into its properties. Ginger tea is excellent for nausea, bloating, stomachaches, trapped wind and most of the symptoms people with IBS regularly suffer from. For a healthy tummy and better digestion it is important to drink plenty of water, incorporate more fibre into your diet and definitely exercise those core muscles, but drinking ginger tea once in a while with breakfast, after dinner or when feeling slightly nauseous deals with digestion and uncomfortable symptoms directly.
For a great cup, you can chop up some ginger (about the length of the top of your thumb to your knuckle) and put it in a tea strainer. Next add boiling water, leave to infuse for about 3 minutes and that’s it! If the ginger taste is too strong, you can add a teaspoon of honey, or try alternatives such as lemon and ginger teabags or instant ginger and honey tea.