Your daily planking has paid off and now your core is stronger than ever. Then one wrong meal and your belly blows up like a balloon. The good news is you’re not fat, you’re bloated.
There’s nothing worse than feeling bloated, especially when being bloated prevents you from seeing the results of your core training. Bloating is usually the result of how you eat and what foods you eat when bloated. With a few simple changes, you can ease your discomfort and get back to seeing results. Here are 10 foods that experts recommend eating when you are feeling bloated.
This crunchy veggie acts as a diuretic, helping you to flush out the excess water you’re retaining. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber.
Papaya is a great source of fiber, which helps the body's elimination process, reducing bloating and digestive discomfort. It contains an enzyme called papain, which works as a mild laxative, helping the body to eliminate excess waste.
Pineapples are a rich source of bromelain, an enzyme that helps support protein digestion as well as soothes the digestive tract.
Fermented foods, such as kimchi, are excellent sources of probiotics which help your body digest and absorb food.
Rice is digested in the small intestines, which means it has less potential to form unsightly and uncomfortable gases in the gut.
Cucumber is a natural diuretic with its high water and low fiber content, meaning it increases urination and helps reduce bloating.
Asparagus is considered to be an anti-bloating superfood. It might make your urine smell, but it also makes you pee, period—allowing you to flush all that excess water helping to relieve bloating.
Fennel contains a compound that relaxes GI spasms reducing gas, bloating, and stomach cramps.
Kiwis have been found to contain a unique compound which helps to digest proteins found in red meat, dairy and fish. They are also high in fiber.
Bananas are very high in potassium which helps prevent water retention by regulating sodium levels in your body and can thus reduce salt-induced bloating. They are also high in soluble fiber, which can relieve or prevent constipation.
Adding all or just a few of the 10 foods listed above to your daily diet should help you win the battle of the bulge so you can get your flat belly back fast.