Bloating can happen to all of us. It’s nothing to worry about, but it can feel uncomfortable. Instead of reaching for medications, start eating foods that can help with bloating.
It’s important to be aware of what actually makes you feel bloated in the first place. If it’s dairy or broccoli then it’s best to avoid those and find another food that can help you to feel better. You can also bloat after over-consuming salt and under-consuming potassium, so if you tend to eat a lot of restaurant meals with hidden salt you will also feel bloated. Drinking lots of water is the first step to de-bloating and so is eating one of these three foods.
The anti-inflammatory properties in ginger work amazing for bloating and gas. It contains a digestive enzyme that helps the body break down protein and has a soothing quality on the entire digestive system. Enjoy ginger tea before or after a meal to help with digestion and bloating.
Avocados are high in healthy fats, potassium, and antioxidants, and they break down fiber and reduce bile acids helping you to de-bloat. Eat half an avocado in a salad or on some toast for a healthy breakfast.
Whilst most beans actually tend to bloat you, white beans have high levels of potassium that can help to balance out the sodium level in your body. They’re also high in fiber so they will improve digestion and give you regular bowel movements. Enjoy them in soups with lots of vegetables for a tasty protein-packed lunch.