Beat The Bloat
Ah yes, that bloated feeling that so many of us unfortunately experience, be it overindulgence or hormones to blame it’s an uncomfortable feeling that usually makes you look bigger than you are!
So, other than waiting for it to pass are there things you can do to stop bloating in it’s tracks? Thankfully the answer is yes!
It’s actually all down to what we put in our bellies in the first place.
Foods that commonly lead to bloating are beans, fizzy drinks and wheat to name a few but they’re not necessarily bad for you, they just cause extra gas!
However by adding some of these foods to your daily diet you can banish the bloat and feel comfortable again!
Foods That Stop Bloating
If you like it hot hot hot then whip out the cayenne guys! This fiery little spice can work miracles for your tum.
The active component in chilli peppers is called capsaicin, which increases the flow of digestive enzymes in the intestines reducing gas and bloating.
Capsaicin also kills the nasty bacteria in our gut that is the culprit of causing gas and bloating in the first place. Win win!
The probiotics in yoghurt help your system digest food properly, allowing for more nutrients to be absorbed.
Instead of reaching for a donut after dinner opt for fresh fruit and a few heaps of natural greek yoghurt instead (none of the sugar loaded ones).
With a fraction of the calories, you’ll be doing your waistline a favour too!
Ginger is a bloat busting miracle spice, it’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties help stop bloat in its tracks.
Zingibain, the digestive enzyme in ginger helps the body break down protein.
Try slicing some ginger and adding it to some hot water for a delicious and soothing beverage. Drinking it during a meal helps your body to stimulate saliva and gastric juices that aid digestion.
Its your intestines best friend, by reducing inflammation in your colon the food you consume can pass through your system with ease reducing gas build up and bloat significantly.
Ginger brew anyone?
Grab a banana and stop bloating guys. The potassium in this handy fruit is renowned for achieving a flat tum!
The minerals in bananas also help regulate your sodium intake which also helps preventing gas build up and bloat.
The acidity of lemon juice is similar to our stomachs digestive juices.
Squeezing a fresh lemon into a cup of hot water helps relieve symptoms of indigestion like bloating. If you’re a regular suffer of bloat then it may be that your body isn’t producing enough acid to properly digest everything.
Regularly drinking lemon juice can give your body the boost to process things faster and more efficiently.
Lemons at the ready!
The high water content present in delicious melons helps increase your hydration levels which helps reduce bloating.
Melons are actually 90% water
Melons are also a natural diuretic which helps your body urinate excess water out of your system.
Eat fresh or pair with natural greek yoghurt for the ultimate bloat busting snack!
Matcha is mighty at preventing stomach bloat and also boasts a range of health benefits to boot!
It’s a powerful diuretic (more so than melons) and its powerful antioxidant properties give your system a cleanse & detox at the same time!
Matcha also helps reduce the symptoms of bloating which includes cramping, tummy pains and the feeling of being over stuffed!
Have you got any questions or tips to stop bloating? Share the love and help us all banish the bloat for good!