Ever tried to slip on your favorite pair of jeans only to find the jeans barely zip shut ? You could be suffering from bloat ! You could be retaining fluids or have excess gas because of something you ate, or you could be constipated. Every time I go on vacation I get back bloated with all that salty ” vacation food ” which I wouldn’t trade anyway. Take a break on vacations and indulge a bit is my policy ! It takes me a few days to get back because luckily, there are many ways to banish bloat. Food wise : drinking fluids and steering clear of sugar – free foods, salty foods and fermented foods help. There are also foods that help beat bloat by helping with digestion and ridding the body of extra fluids. Ditch the diuretic pills and try these foods. The fastest spot you can see a difference is in your belly ! You can maybe even reveal an ab or two in just a couple of days It’s not a bad idea to eat these foods on a regular basis to keep bloat at bay !!
Check out the cool slide show to see what foods these are ! This is my first time putting together a slide show for a post. Would appreciate any feedback on it !
Tea Green, Oolong & Black tea work as a natural diuretic stimulating kidney to flush out excess fluids. 2-3 cups / day
LemonSpike water or tea with lemon. juice. Natural Diuretic.
WatermelonJuice it, smoothie it or eat it plain. Strong diuretic which pulls excess water from your body.
CeleryPowerful diuretic. Juice it to get maximum diuretic effect. Eat it raw with dips and use in soups. Also acts a sleep aid.
CranberriesCranberries and Cran water are great for pulling water out and reducing bloat. Make cran water by mixing pure cranberry juice 1:6 with water.
ParsleyThe strongest diuretic herb you can find. Soak a bunch of parsley in a pitcher of water and drink the liquid. Refill pitcher up to 48 hrs. Add some cucumber for a strong refreshing diuretic water !
CucumberJuice it ,salad it or just soak slices in water to get an all natural vitamin water that is strongly diuretic!
GrapesBrimming with powerful antioxidants grapes are a good diuretic. Great snack ! Add to smoothies !
Fennel seedsThese tiny seeds have serious diuretic power. Soak a tsp in 16 ounces of water and drink up to beat bloat. You can also powder them and add to cereals, salads etc. They are great for healthy digestion !
PapayaThere's some research to show that the enzyme in papaya may aid digestion. Eat plain or add to smoothies to get the digestive benefits which can beat bloat and gas.