Combat Bloating With 7 Super Foods

25 Oct 2016
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Either your jeans shrank or your belly grew- chances are it's the latter.

A bloated belly can sabotage your plans and mood like no other. Sometimes zipping up pants is a real struggle- thanks to those chips, junk and all the poor food choices that we made.

Abdominal bloating not only looks bad, but can also be painful, uncomfortable and not to mention embarrassing. Bloating is a typical protestation influencing somewhere around 10 and 30 percent of grown-ups. Hence, there is a list of home remedies for bloating that can be used everyday in order to cure bloating and gas.

Try these bloat-blocking foods to feel like yourself again:-

 

1.Apple Cider Vinegar: 

 

Apple cider vinegar contains many nutrients that can help improve your health like pectin, potassium and acetic acid. Apple cider vinegar is most effective for digestive problems and maintaining the pH of the stomach and the intestines. An added benefit is that your body can eliminate your food in a proper fashion, thus preventing further weight gain (provided you are not severely overeating) and can even facilitate weight loss.

*You can have 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 glass of water before your meal or it can also be mixed in the salad.

 

2. Cayenne Pepper:

A little bit of this spice can work wonders! The capsaicin in this pepper helps to reduce bloating and gas because it naturally increases the flow of digestive juices through your intestines.

*Try to include Cayenne pepper powder in daily cooking.

 

3. Ginger:

Ginger is an age-old cure for so many problems. It's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties work wonders for a bloated stomach. Sipping ginger tea before, after a meal will help your body stimulate saliva, bile, and gastric juices that help in digestion.

*Ginger can be added to a normal cup of tea/green tea or in your daily juices, soups, dals, etc.

 

4. Garlic:

Stinky, but a very good cure to beat the bloat! Eating garlic alone can help to relieve the gas. The best way to have it, is in a form of soup. Mince 2-3 cloves and roast them in olive oil on low heat, add some low sodium vegetable broth and let it simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.

*Eat 2 cloves of raw garlic on rising or add it to your stir-fried veggies, gravy, etc.

 

5. Fennel seeds:

Fennel seeds contain anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to stimulate the production of gas in the stomach and gives quick relief from stomach problems (bloating and gas).

It is a powerful natural carminative, meaning it helps to eliminate the gas from your intestinal tract and aids for better digestion.

*Every night before sleeping, have 1 tbsp of Fennel seeds (chew it) with 1 glass of water.

 

6. Celery:

Celery is considered a healthy choice amongst stomach bloating remedies because it is an useful digestive aid. It contains a healthy dose of dietary fiber and is also considered G.I. tract friendly by helping to improve the condition of the stomach lining and reducing inflammation, which can lead to abdominal discomfort. It is a low calorie and a crunchy choice amongst stomach bloating remedies.

*Use chopped celery leaves in salads or blend it along with other vegetables while making your juice.

 

 BANISH BLOAT DRINK

 

You will need:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sliced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)

 

Method:

Mix the ingredients together and microwave for about 30 seconds. 

Wait for it to cool to a comfortable temperature and drink!

If you drink it first thing in the morning when you wake up and last thing before you go to sleep at night :- on an empty stomach both times :- you'll boost your metabolism and give your other healthy eating habits a helping hand.

 

 CHIA DELIGHT

 

You will need :

  • 1 glass of coconut water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup or honey

 

Method:

Add the chia seeds and coconut water to a jar. Stir well. If your chia seeds sink to the bottom, you may want to use a jar with a lid so you can shake everything up.

Let mixture sit for 10 minutes.

Add lemon juice and sweetener to taste.

Enjoy!

This will definitely also add a glow to your face as well.



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