These Are the 8 Best Foods to Eat to Eliminate Bloating

Ah, the dreaded 'b' word. Bloating is one of the most uncomfortable feelings of all time and can really stop you in your tracks instantly. There are heaps of reasons you might feel bloated to begin with and certain foods like beans, dairy or even some veggies can be the culprit. Then, of course, there's water-retaining bloat. This type of bloating can be triggered by hormonal changes, salty foods or even dehydration, so amongst the following list of foods for de-bloating, water is also a crucial element to soothing the stomach. If bloating is a recurring issue for you, your best bet is to follow up with your GP to assess any underlying food allergies or conditions, but for those random episodes of bloating and puffiness, these are the best eight foods to eat.

1. Yoghurt

Yoghurt is an all-round great food to incorporate into your diet. It's packed with helpful probiotics that support a healthy gut. For those who aren't into dairy, there are loads of alternatives out there that provide similar benefits for bloating and stomach issues. Serve it with one (or a few) of the fruits on this list.

2. Banana

Potassium-rich foods like banana can actually help to flush out sodium from your system after a salty meal. Chowing down on a banana is very helpful in eliminating the bloat.

3. Avocado 

Avocados are a fantastic snack because they help you to feel full without a lot of volume. That's perfect for when you're bloated and don't feel like eating a lot but don't want to feel hungry later.

4. Cucumber

Cucumbers are packed with water which, as we acknowledged earlier, is a good way to restore some balance to your gut. Eating cucumbers will keep you hydrated and help to clear out gas from your GI tract.

5. Tomato

If you're feeling puffy as the result of water bloat, drinking more liquid might not sound beneficial. As well as being one of the best overall foods to incorporate into your diet, the water content in tomatoes can help to flush unwanted fluids out.

6. Asparagus

Asparagus contains an amino acid called asparagine that also helps with reducing water retention. As well as that, asparagus contains prebiotic fibre which nourishes the probiotics in your gut. 

7. Nuts

Nuts are one of the easiest and tastiest snacks to consume throughout the day. It turns out that they're also helpful when you're feeling the effects of bloating. They're full of fibre and, like avocados, will help you to feel fuller for longer. 

8. Orange

Oranges are one of the most underrated fruits in our opinion. Boasting fibre, potassium and water, they should be your go-to when you need to reduce puffiness and stomach bloating. Remember to opt for the fruit itself and not a sugar-packed juice variety to claim all the benefits.

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