You have all been in this same situation – Ready to hit the party with a perfect dress, high heels, designer bags and all other accessories to go with it! But alas, your stomach has decided to bloat, making that perfectly flawless, figure hugging dress look hideous and out of shape. Bloating is a problem commonly faced by men and women both. and its one tedious ordeal to suck in the stomach to fit into a pair of trousers or jeans that would otherwise fit perfectly.
Here are a few foods that will help you curb the bloat that forms around your stomach and lessen your misery and embarrassment:
While some vegetables such as Brussels sprouts aid water retention, adding to the bloat, thankfully there are leafy greens that help ease it giving you much needed respite. Add vegetables such as spinach, lettuce and kale in your diet which are high in fiber and very low on calories and will also help prevent a bloated stomach.
Banana is a rich source of Potassium and banana comes to the rescue when you’re bloating around the stomach area. Sometimes, high salt intake is also a common cause of bloating due to high sodium in the body. Sodium is present in most fast foods and leads to water retention in the body. Potassium helps counteract this as maintaining the right potassium, sodium level is the key to the right water balance in the body. If you had a rather salty dinner high in sodium giving you an unwanted bloat in the morning, eat a banana in your cereals or oatmeal.
Belly bloating can also take place due to poor indigestion which is why yogurt can help you. Yogurt, which is rich in active cultures, helps introduce the “good bacteria” in your digestive tract, such as lactobacillus, which helps aid in proper digestion of food and reducing chances of developing a belly bloat. Opt for a low fat or non-fat yogurt without artificial sweeteners added to it. If needed, add fruit to it for flavor rather than opting for flavored yogurt from the market.
Oatmeal is another great agent for preventing bloats. If you have an important meeting in the office and need to remain on your toes without having to walk around uncomfortably sucking your tummy in, have oatmeal for breakfast served with some chopped strawberries and cinnamon. Oatmeal is high on fiber, which helps you feel full for longer and puts off the craving to binge eat which is another reason for the bloating.
Herbal tea is a great reliever when it comes to boating. Flavored tea such as peppermint acts as a pain reliever and soothes the inflammation in the stomach. This helps bring relief to the digestive tract and helps it restore normal muscle contractions, helping you get rid of the unwanted bloat.
Bloating isn’t a serious condition, but it sure can be annoying when it hits at the wrong time forbidding you from wearing the outfit you’ve waited for so longingly. Try these easy food options to get rid of that bloated stomach and step out in fashion with a nice, toned waist and belly!