We all experience occasional belly bloat. We feel uncomfortable and our jeans just don’t seem to fit right. Bloat is a common result of the food that we eat. While certain foods can cause gas, foods high in salt and sugar and be difficult to digest, resulting in a bloated feeling. There are some foods that can fight bloat. The next time that you feel bloated, try eating some of these foods.
Greek yogurt with walnuts– This creamy treat is full of satisfying protein and omega-3 fatty acids, calcium and bloat-reducing probiotics. The fiber and omega-3 rich walnuts are also said to reduce belly fat. It is a great combination, but read the label on the yogurt package to avoid added sugar.
Banana and almond butter– Bananas can go a long way in preventing bloat. They are an excellent source of potassium which can help reduce water retention in your body. Almonds contain healthy fats that help fight inflammation, one of the leading causes of bloating.
Chia seeds pudding—Chia seeds are high in fiber, which can help you stay full longer. They are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids will reduce inflammation. To prepare a chia seed pudding simply soak a teaspoon of chia seeds in half a cup of almond milk, allow it to sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour and enjoy. This pudding can make a great breakfast- just prepare it the night before.
Flaxseeds raita– If you are trying to reduce bloating, try eating flaxseed raita for a snack. Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the fiber in it can keep you full for longer. Combine 1 cup fresh curd, ½ cup mint leaves, 2 tbsp. roasted flaxseeds, 1/4tsp roasted cumin seeds, ¼ tsp black salt and ½ tsp sugar. Whisk them well and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before you eat them.