Let’s be honest. Being bloated is no fun at all. It’s uncomfortable and definitely not flattering. Want to know a secret? There’s a whole list of foods you can eat that actually fight bloating! Insert all of the happy emojis now including the dancing salsa girl. We’ve rounded up our 5 favorite foods that will help you fight bloating.
Cucumbers: You’ve heard of people putting cucumber slices over their eyes to reduce puffiness, right? Well, it actually works the same for your belly. Cucumbers contain antioxidants that help reduce swelling. Add slices to your water, salad, or eat them raw with lemon juice as a snack.
Bananas: Bananas are high in potassium which helps prevent water retention. Potassium regulates your body’s sodium levels which helps reduce bloating induced by salt. Bananas are also high in fiber which is great for relieving constipation which can also cause bloating.
Asparagus: Asparagus is one of our favorite green veggies! Asparagus contains something called a prebiotic which supports the growth of good bacteria in your body. This good bacteria helps keep your digestive system on track which reduces gas and bloating. Also, asparagus makes you urinate a lot which helps you rid of any excess water that can cause bloating.
Ginger: You know we’re big fans of ginger at Nekter Juice Bar! We love all of it’s health benefits. You can add “reduces bloating” to the list. It’s an anti-inflammatory and soothes your digestive system by relaxing your digestive muscles. Once these muscles are relaxed, it’s easier for your tract to run smoothly and thus reduces bloating.
Melon: Melons have a ton of water; from honeydew to watermelon and cantaloupe. They’re a natural diuretic which helps your body get rid of excess water and salt. Melons are also high in potassium which helps fight bloating.
So you’re probably adding these to today’s shopping list, right?! The exciting thing is, once you start adding these to your diet, you’ll start to feel better and it’s such a great feeling!