Feeling Bloated? Try Sipping These Teas

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Did you just finish a big meal and now you feel really uncomfortable and bloated? The solution is easier than you think—try sipping some tea. Warm tea helps reduce bloating symptoms and many teas have anti-inflammatory properties. Depending on how much food you ate, tea should take around 10 to 30 minutes to relieve bloating symptoms. Next time you’re feeling bloated, make yourself a cup of these teas.

Green Tea

This unfermented tea is rich in polyphenolic compounds and it has antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects. Green tea may activate antioxidants in the gastrointestinal tract and lead to a reduction in inflammation.

Ginger Tea

Made of gingerol, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, ginger tea relieves indigestion, bloating, and nausea.

Peppermint Tea

One of the most popular teas used to reduce bloating, peppermint tea is brewed from plant leaves that contain peppermint oil. It contains phenols and flavonoids, which have a relaxation effect on gastrointestinal tissue.

Licorice Root Tea

Licorice can reduce spasms, constipation, and inflammation, which are all associated with bloating.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is known for it’s medicinal properties—it reduces spasms and is used for calming bloating and indigestion.