Menstruation, increased sodium intake or poor digestion can cause bloating, which is basically a built up of fluid between cells. But do not worry, here are five foods which can wave your belly bloat goodbye and give you awesome results when accompanied by high intensity training!
One of the juiciest fruits is watermelon with 92% water, acting as the greatest source of potassium. Here is a quick recipe for you to try – mixing lemon, cucumber, watermelon and rosemary in water, and sip it away. You might need to go to the loo often but it is going to be worth it.
Rosemary & Turmeric
Rosemary gives amazing results when it comes to treating heartburn, headaches, blood pressure issues and toothaches. But most importantly, it has the ability to fight intestinal gas and aid digestion. Using it in your tea or mixing it with parsley or celery can be an effective and easy way to cut down bloating issues. Another agent, extremely useful to fight inflammation and pain is turmeric. With its antiseptic nature, it is used to cure injuries. Besides, it aids upset stomach and reduces bloating as well. You can use it in your favorite curries and chicken.
Beans and Lentils
Beans and lentils taste amazing, yet help in reducing bloating as well. While you try gym for weight loss, add lentils and beans to your diet and you will not be disappointed with the results. Lentils have a high dose of fiber and soybeans, lima beans, white beans are a great source of potassium, which fights high sodium levels, preventing belly bloat.
Yogurt is your best friend. Even those who are lactose intolerant can easily add yogurt to their diet. You can make different kinds of smoothies using yogurt and seasonal fruits, such as peaches, bananas, apples, strawberries, pineapples, etc. It keeps you active and energized through the day. The nature of active cultures, acidophilus and lactobacillus which yogurt contains can largely reduce bloating. Add melon to your yogurt for an ultimate bloat cutting snack!
Who does not love this crunchy, green stalk! For years, celery has been used to aid digestion, control gas produced in intestines and regulate the bowel movements. It consists of chemicals which decrease fluid retention, resulting in detoxification. It consists of water as well to keep your hydration levels at par. Other vegetables that help in reducing fluid retention include parsley, squashes, cucumbers and other green, leafy vegetables. Try eating them a bit cooked, instead of raw, since their fiber structure gets broken down that way, making it easier to digest.