If you've ever been bloated, you know that it's a uncomfortable feeling you definitely don't want to experience every day. Whether you're struggling to zip your jeans, or just want to flatten your tummy for a special occasion, here are 7 foods that'll help you beat bloat (plus, some foods to avoid!).
1. Herbal tea
Chamomile and peppermint tea are not only great tasting, but these herbs are known for soothing tummy troubles. The hot water will also help relax your digestive system and de-puff your stomach.
Cukes are rich in silica and vitamin C, which help reduce swelling and prevent water retention.
Bananas help to regulate sodium in your body and will help your body purge excess water.
Ginger is an anti-inflammatory herb and stimulates your body's digestive enzymes. Try adding some to your morning smoothie, or toss some in your stir fry to reap the benefits.
Want to conquer gas, bloating, and indigestion? Try turmeric. This powerhouse anti-inflammatory herb contains curcumin, which helps stimulate the gallbladder to produce bile. If you want to reap the benefits, try drinking golden milk.
Asparagus is a natural diuretic and probiotic, making it a double threat. This green veggie will help your body purge excess water and soothe stomach discomfort.
7. Pineapple and papaya
These tropical fruits contain natural digestive enzymes called bromelain and papain that will help your body digest food more effectively.
PS- These foods may be causing gas and bloating: Salty foods, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, dairy, onions, beans, artificial sweeteners, and red meat.
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