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You think you are pretty much in shape but suddenly the jeans refuses to fit at odd times! The uncomfortable feeling of a bloated puffed belly might be a temporary issue resulting from the food mistakes last night, too much sodium and salt. Do not worry as this is not fat that you need to burn in the gym but just a bloated tummy that will make you feel larger than you are. If you have suffered from bloated belly and have just let it pass, here are some foods that will help you to reduce belly bloating in no time.Next time ..count on these foods..
The good bacteria in the yogurt will help you digest food well and remove the gas and bloated feel. You can say that yogurt is pre-digested food unlike other dairy and milk, your stomach does not need to break down the milk glucose.Needless to say, no added sugar and flavors works best for you.
Warm lemon water:
My whole family swears by this, for clearing the chest, throat and to lighten tummy. If you feel bloated you might feel like having no more water, which in turn will make your body retain water, making you feel more bloated.We need to aim at flushing the fluid out of the body hence take a couple of warm water glasses mixed with lemon juice to clear the intestines and make you feel light.
This tropical fruit has many benefit when it comes to indigestion, stomach upset and bloating. The digestive enzyme “Bromelain” in the pineapple helps to breakdown the proteins in the digestive system and the water content and the fibers in the fruit will help you in digestion and remove problems like heavy tummy and constipation. The enzyme in the fruit will also help you achieve a glowing skin.
Oatmeal is best for reducing constipation that is often the main cause of bloating. The soluble and insoluble fibers in the oats will help to clean out the system, the insoluble fibers flush out toxins in the intestines from every nook and corner.
Coconut water along with being loaded with nutrition also has potassium that fights against bloating caused after high sodium foods. Potassium is naturally able to flush out sodium from the body.
For the same reason mentioned above, potassium fights sodium related bloating.Sodium rich foods retain water in the body and the potassium present in bananas counteracts the effects of sodium and helps in maintaining the balance of potassium and sodium in the body. The pectin in bananas is a cleanser for toxins in the body and the fibers also regularize bowel movement.
Green tea is a natural diuretic and with some added lemon, will flush out the gassy feeling in no time. The natural anti-oxidants present in green tea keep you refreshed when you feel tummy-heavy or bloated.
Cucumber is a great remedy for puffiness of the tummy. Vitamin C and the silica in cucumber will help against water retention happening due to dehydration. Remember your body stores fluids when you do not drink enough and hence the fluid retention makes you feel bloated.
Saunf! need I say more, this age-old custom in our country of chewing a few fennel seeds post meal helps to digest food, as the compounds in fennel relaxes muscles in your digestive tract and the gassy feeling is thereby removed by being passed out.You can eat them directly or you could use some peppermint tea post meal.
Holds supreme importance in Ayurveda, haldi is a great feature in our Indian foods, now you know one of the reasons why. It also stimulates bile production that helps in better digestion of fats. The anti-inflammatory properties reduce puffy stomach.Include haldi in your meal daily.