Ever have one of those days where you're so bloated, it feels like you have a balloon inside your stomach about to POP? Not only is it uncomfortable, it makes you look 10 pounds heavier than you really are! Bloating is more than just an annoyance when it comes to how you look or what you wear. It’s REALLY uncomfortable. The good news is that there are solutions to beating belly bloat, and most of them include eating healthy foods.
Bloating has a few different causes:
It can be a sign of a serious medical problem or a symptom of being unable to digest the sugars in dairy.
It can also be a sign of a poor diet or high levels of stress.
Here is a list of foods that can bring your tummy back to its normal size, and help keep it that way too!
Top 10 Foods to Beat Belly Bloat
1. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea is refreshing and invigorating hot or iced at any time of day or night. It also has been shown to ease belly pain.
Add to that the fact that the smell of mint helps cut your appetite. Winner!
Cilantro is more than just an essential in your guacamole recipe. It's also the source of coriander seeds, which contain oils that relax the muscles in your stomach.
Kefir contains a special enzyme called lactase that breaks down the sugars in dairy.
Kefir can eliminate gas and bloat by 70%!
Ginger is one of the best-known cures for stomach trouble of all kinds. It helps your body get rid of gas. Ginger oil is amazing too!
If your bloating comes from retaining water, then honeydew may just become your best friend.
This delicious sweet fruit is a powerful diuretic. It flushes extra fluids out of your system while providing high levels of potassium.
Considering how your bowl of oatmeal keeps you full all morning, it may sound funny that it can also beat bloat. Studies have shown that oats help move extra fluid out of the body. Just make sure you're buying the right kind of oats ( steel cut)
Asparagus is good for you in so many ways, and one is that it can get rid of excess water weight. Of course, your pee will smell funny while you’re getting rid of those fluids, but that’s okay!
Of all the vegetables that you eat, cucumbers have more water in them than most others.
They help keep you hydrated while at the same time delivering plenty of minerals and antioxidants. They’re a sure cure for a bloating belly.
Artichokes do double duty when it comes to belly bloat. They help get rid of extra fluids, and they’re also good for keeping your digestive system moving smoothly.
Have you’ve ever chewed on raw fennel?
Fennel has a texture and crunch that’s similar to celery and it tastes like licorice.
It’s loaded with fiber – and the seeds contain a substance that helps relieve bloating. If you don’t want to try the seeds, keep your eyes open for fennel tea.
Yours in health