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How to get rid of bloating?
If you find yourself frequently experiencing abdominal bloating, it could be a good idea to keep a food diary to track what you eat and how certain foods make you feel. In general, certain foods are more bloat causing than others. Here is a list of 8 healthy foods to start adding into your diet If you’re wondering how to reduce bloating.
Water with lemon: When you’re bloating, it’s because your body is trying to hold onto water to not be dehydrated. Drinking more water will help your body to properly distribute water and flush out bloating, and because lemon is a natural diuretic, it’ll help get the job done faster.
Cantaloupe This orange melon is full of anti-bloating potassium, low in calories, and has a high water content, so you can get away with eating a lot of it.
Ginger Ginger is great for a bloated belly, because it’s an anti-inflammatory and a powerhouse digestive aid. Plus, it’s super easy to include in your regular diet. You can add fresh ginger to smoothies and salad dressings or warm teas.
Celery: Yet another one of nature’s natural diuretics. Celery has always been a prized diet food, and in addition to its fiber, low calorie content and high water content, celery helps the body flush out extra water weight. Nibble on a few raw stalks and if you want to make ‘ants on a log’ be sure to do so with a low sodium peanut butter.
Yogurt Yogurt helps to regulate the body’s digestive system, it contains probiotics, and when consumed daily has been found to reduce bloating by up to 78 percent, according to a study from the University Hospital of Southampton. Look for the yogurt label that are listed with “contains live and active cultures,” those are full of bacteria that will aid digestion.
Watermelon: watermelon is the perfect refreshing snack to get rid of any bloating going on. One slice only has 100-calories, so you can ditch the 100-Calorie Snack Packs that are packed with sugar to go for this slimming snack.
Papaya: This is a super fruit that is your digestive system’s bonafide friend. In addition to being full of antioxidants, papaya also contains the digestive enzyme papain. Papain aids in the digestion of protein and helps to break down protein-rich foods that tend to cause bloating and gas. Add a squeeze of lime to a few papaya chunks and enjoy.
Banana: In many cases, high sodium intake may cause bloating by retaining water in the body. The potassium present in bananas counteracts the effects of sodium and helps in maintaining the balance of potassium and sodium in the body. Add this power fruit to your daily diet to enjoy its numerous benefits.
Fortunately, stomach bloating can be eliminated with ease. The key to avoiding and reducing the pain is reaching for foods that are high in fiber, probiotics and water, which all help the body digest food easily and regularly.