Dealing with bloat can be a year-round issue, even when you’re not strutting your stuff in a bikini. For those days when you feel sluggish, every little bit helps, right? So make every bite count by opting for foods that help flatten your tummy and make you feel lighter on your feet!
Five foods to banish bloat
Fennel is a great source of fibre and high in antioxidants. It can aid in digestion by helping eliminate gas and bloat.
Try it: Add fennel to your morning smoothie or a lunchtime salad. You can even make fennel seed tea by steeping seeds in hot water for a few minutes.
Avocados are a fantastic source of fibre as well as MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acid), which studies have shown may target belly fat.
Try it: Enjoy ripe avocado in a creamy smoothie or on toasted rye bread for breakfast. It’s also a great topping for any salad!
Lemons and limes are brilliant addition to your diet to help cleanse your system by flushing out harmful toxins.
Try it: Glug down a mug of warm water with a few slices of lemon every morning to help your body detox naturally.
#4: Dandelion greens
Dandelion greens help stimulate your digestive tract and have super diuretic properites.
Try it: Sprinkle a handful of dandelion greens into a salad, or fry them in a heart-healthy oil like avocado or coconut oil and enjoy with a garlic dressing. Yum!
Beetroot is a very good source of fibre and protein. Be careful not to overdo it though, because they contain quite a bit of sugar.
Try it: I recommend juicing beetroot to make your very own refreshing beetroot juice, which is great for assisting with weight loss and athletic performance.