There is absolutely nothing worse than feeling bloated. That gassy, swollen and acidy feeling you have that makes it tough to pull on your skinny jeans or feel simply comfortable in your clothes and leaves you asking “Whyyy does this happen??” There are many factors to the dreaded belly bloat. Often it is caused by something that you ate creating indigestion, taking in too much sodium, or even that time of the month. Whatever the reason may be, there is hope! You can ease your belly bloat by munching on a one or two of these foods… 😛
We all know that watermelon is 92% water, and that means it makes you pee. And the more you pee, the less belly bloat you will have. Watermelon is also a good source of potassium, which is important when it comes to controlling bloat.
Water with Lemon
Many people think that skipping water is a good idea when they are having belly bloat. But, in reality, they should be doing the opposite. If you are have issues with bloating, avoid restricting your fluids. Lemon and water together make a great combination as this helps in reducing the salt retained in the body, aids in digestion ~ and it’s delicious!
Egg whites are full of protein as well as a great diuretic. Eating an egg-white omelet before going to the beach can prevent you from having belly bloat after lunch.
Celery is known to decrease fluid retention and act as a digestive aid for controlling intestinal gas. Something to keep in mind, though, is that too many raw vegetables actually cause bloating. So, if that is something you notice with yourself, make it your focus to nom more on the cooked veggie variety.
Surprise! These delicious crunchy sweets are known for reducing gas and dreaded bloating.
High potassium foods, like bananas counteract the effects of high sodium foods. If you are having bloat due to last night’s Chinese food fest, grab that banana in the morning to get some balance.
Asparagus can act as a natural diuretic and reduce water retention. Perfect to eat before a big event when you’re wanting to slip on that little black dress!
Hopefully this helps next time you are feeling uncomfortable and struggling with a bloated belly. If the issue continues, you may have an intolerance to something you are eating. Try keeping a log or a food diary for 3-5 days, not only jotting down what you are eating, but how you are feeling, too, throughout the day. This can help you look back, maybe see a trend and discover what is causing the bloating. If the bloating is persistent, it is always a good idea to consult with your regular doctor, so that they may be able to guide you towards a solution.