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Reduce bloating with these 7 foods

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If you read our article on the foods to eat and to avoid if you suffer from bloating, you will know that diet can make all the difference in terms of how bloated you feel. As well as the main gas-causing culprits we talked about in the same article, simple sugars and fatty foods are not exactly innocent (not to mention the fact that they are unhealthy and can lead to weight gain if we eat too much of them). Milk, with the lactose it contains, doesn’t help matters either. With a poor diet, gas and liquids quickly build up, and you could do without adding this to any digestive problems you already have, which also cause bloating. To help you out, limit your intake of such foods, and discover these 7 foods that will help reduce bloating. 

1) Linseed

Linseed contains many good fats which help the body fight inflammation, due to the omega 3 it contains. In order to consume linseeds, soak them in water for several hours. They can then be added to your salads, smoothies or yoghurts.

2) Blueberries

As well as tickling your taste buds, blueberries fight against water retention and bloating, due to their high flavonoid content. They are also antioxidants (which fight against free radicals) and have an anti-inflammatory effect.

3) Cherries

With their small round shape and shimmering deep red colour, we have no doubt that cherries are a weapon of mass destruction when it comes to bloating! Okay, so we’re exaggerating a little, but cherries can come in very handy, thanks to their effective anti-inflammatory properties. They are also antioxidant, which means they are a great ally in combating this problem.

4) Turmeric

Curry and turmeric in general are great for anyone who suffers from bloating, as they reduce water retention and inflammation. Turmeric has always been consumed for health purposes due to its preventative and curative properties for many illnesses. It may even have anti-cancer properties. It is worth trying spices to reduce bloating, by using them as healthy alternatives to salt and pepper.

5) Green tea

Green tea is both diuretic and antioxidant. In the case of bloating, drink it instead of coffee or black tea, which won’t help.

6) Bananas

If you are feeling bloated due to water retention, the potassium contained in bananas can be a great help. After a salty meal the night before, eat a banana with your breakfast to prevent water retention. Salt is a risk factor for water retention, so try to reduce your intake.

7) Avocado

Avocados are rich in healthy fats, and this is why they are recommended. The same goes for olive oil, almonds and unsalted pistachios.

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