Have you ever had an absolutely fabulous meal, only to regret it soon after? Or, even worse, you wake up the next day and put on your skinny jeans and they’re cutting off your circulation, or even worse you put on your sexy dress and you look like your pregnant, oh no? All that hard work at the gym, wasted. Well, eventually you lose all hope of being supersexyflatabscute and find the baggiest shirt you own. Why? Because you’re bloated.
This had been my story at least three out of the seven days of the week until now.
But there are solutions do you don’t have to walk around with bloated belly. Certain foods can help maintain that fabulous figure and help keep the bloat away.
Yogurt: Yogurt is fantastic for your body, especially Greek Yogurt. A lot of times, bloating is caused by our body’s inability to properly digest everything that we put into it. While we all know that yogurt is easily digested, Greek yogurt is even easier. According to Heather Bauer, a nutritionist and founder of Nu-Train, “Greek Yogurt contains less carbs than regular yogurt and therefore less lactose, the sugar in dairy products that can sometimes upset people’s stomachs.” Yogurt also contains good bacteria, which aids in keeping Candida at healthy levels. “Uncomfortable digestive systems like bloating, gas, and bubbling in the gut arise because an overgrowth of yeast leads to the fermentation of foods instead of the digestion of foods,” says Marcelle Pick, an OB-GYN and co-founder of Women to Women clinic. Vegan no problem, try coconut or almond yogurt as long as it contains probiotics you are good to go. I prefer these to the dairy counterparts!
High-Fiber foods: High-fiber foods are easily digested, and help keep you regular. Some examples of these foods are: Raspberries, Steel-cut oats, Apples, Almonds, Flaxseed, Collard Greens, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, and Avocado.
Diuretic foods: Diuretic foods aid in reducing water retention in your body. This is extremely helpful if your bloating is caused by PMS. These foods include: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Cucumber, Asparagus, Dandelion greens or tea, Fennel, Nettle and Green tea.
Try to incorporate these items into your daily diet along with your daily intake of water, and your stomach should be back to normal in no time. Trust me, your skinny jeans and your digestive system will thank you. Bye bye stomach bloat.