Everybody loves to eat. But some of us are not too careful about the food that they consume that they end up feeling bloated. I bet you’ve experienced that too. It’s an awful feeling!
Imagine not being able to zip your pants, or worse, that feeling of like having a balloon in your stomach that may pop anytime. That’s very uncomfortable. The good news is, there are foods out there that can help ‘de-bloat’. Here are the best ones:
When it comes to your digestive system, yogurt is probably the friendliest food that you can include in your daily diet. It’s because it contains probiotics or good bacteria that play an important role in digestive functions.
You can eat some yogurt after eating a meal. And to get the protein that you need, opt for Greek yogurt. Mix it with some fresh fruits, and you’ll have a great dessert while de-bloating.
Bananas are the best source of potassium and that’s exactly the reason why it can be a huge help if you are feeling bloated. If you eat too much sodium, your body tends to retain water. This is when potassium comes in handy as it helps flush out both water and sodium.
You have to take note, though, that eating a piece of banana may not be enough to de-bloat you. You may have to eat this potassium-rich fruit throughout the day, depending on how bloated you are.
Lemon comes with lots of health benefits from losing weight, promoting skin health to de-bloating. If you didn’t know, the levels of acidity of lemons are quite similar to that of the digestive juices. That’s what makes this Vitamin C-rich fruit helpful in reducing bloating.
All you have to do is to drink a glass of lemon water and you should be good after quite some time.
Cucumbers are commonly used to de-puff the eyes. And mind you, it does the same magic when it comes to de-bloating. It contains a high percentage of water which hydrates you and gets rid of the excess.
Furthermore, cucumbers are regarded as mild diuretics, which makes you pee and flush out your system.
Just like bananas, avocados are an excellent source of potassium, which pushes the sodium and excess water out of your system. The healthy fats that it contains are also helpful in preventing or reducing bloating.
Asparagus contains asparagine, which is another known diuretic and aids in reducing water retention. Plus, it contains prebiotic fiber that nourishes the good bacteria in your gut. This helps improve your digestive functions.
This food item is a delicious and very healthy side dish.
Have you heard or seen papaya before? This greenish, orange fruit is very popular in the skincare industry. But aside from that, it can also help reduce bloating. Thanks to papain, the enzymes that papaya contains, which helps break down the food that you eat so they can be digested much easier. Papain also helps in preventing inflammation in your gut.