Foods To Eat To Avoid Bloating

Here are the top ten tested and true food items to eat for when you are feeling that little extra bloated....

Thanksgiving came, we all ate, we enjoyed our intimate gatherings. But, now it’s time to get back to a bit of normalcy. If you’re feeling a tad bloated after long-weekend indulgences, here are a few foods to add to your grocery list this week.


1. Avocado

Here’s a lesser known fact about avocado… they prevent water retention by regulating sodium levels in your body and can thus reduce salt-induced bloating.

2. Ginger

Ginger is a potent digestive aid that has been used to alleviate gas, bloating and stomach pains for centuries. It naturally stimulates the body’s digestive enzymes, and is an anti-inflammatory, helping to relieve inflammation and protect the stomach lining.

3. Oranges

Oranges, Lemons and grapefruits relieve bloating as they are citrus fruits that are rich in water. Fruits that are high in water content help to hydrate you, which also encourages your body to let go of excess water.

4. Asparagus

Asparagus contains asparagine (amino acid), which increases urination. This helps get rid of excess water and salts, which helps reduce bloating.

5. Mint

Some studies show that peppermint relaxes the gut, which may relieve intestinal spasms — as well as the bloating and pain that can accompany them.

6. Fennel

Similar to ginger, fennel or anise seed has been used for many, many years to prevent digestive issues like bloating. In India, many people actually chew on fennel seeds after a rich meal to aid digestion. Try it in tea!

7. Kefir

This is great to restore bacteria imbalance, which in turns helps belly bloat. The active ingredient in kefir helps break lactose down into lactic acid, making it easier to digest so if dairy is at the root of your bloat, this should help.

8. A2 Milk

Easier to digest and is said to contain less inflammatory properties than other milk. Swapping it with out her dairy can help reduce gas and bloating.

9. Dandelion

Acts as a diuretic (especially in tea) and increases urine output.

10. Cucumber

Acts as a diuretic to flush out stored water.


Hannah Nastamagos

Hannah Nastamagos

Hannah is SHM's resident Ghost Writer, Part Social Media Manager, Photographer and Online Order Desk aficionado! When she's not getting back to you on the Customer Service Desk, email or Facebook DM you'll find her cooking or scouting the latest food trends on IG for Summerhill's online platform.

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