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.
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.
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.
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.
Asparagus contains asparagine (amino acid), which increases urination. This helps get rid of excess water and salts, which helps reduce bloating.
Some studies show that peppermint relaxes the gut, which may relieve intestinal spasms — as well as the bloating and pain that can accompany them.
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!
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.
Acts as a diuretic (especially in tea) and increases urine output.
Acts as a diuretic to flush out stored water.