April 15, 2015 sistatalks

9 Foods to Eat When Your Stomach Is Bloated

6. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a top ingredient to consume to eliminate water waste, excess toxins, and aid in gut health. It contains prebiotics that feeds the good bacteria in your gut and can help prevent food from sitting too long in your stomach. This can help dispel bloating quickly, and help it move through your digestive tract more efficiently.

7. Wild Rice

Most people turn to plain rice to eat when they’re bloated, but white rice is high in starch and contains no fiber. A better idea is to use wild rice, which is not a grain, but a grass. It’s more digestible, more nutritious, and beneficial for reducing bloating. It contains large amounts of magnesium and potassium, which both combat poor digestion and bloating. It has a delicious nutty taste as well, making it a flavorful food you can enjoy in soups, stews, or on its own. You can even make it as a hot porridge in the morning if you like.

8. Lemons

My favorite single ingredient for reducing bloating quickly is the humble lemon. Just the juice of one lemon can flush toxins, water weight, and waste from your body within half an hour. I juice with lemons, use it in water, and also squeeze it on top of salads or entrees. It’s high in Vitamin C, so it can help increase your skin health and your overall immunity.

9. Plain Greek Yogurt

If you’re tolerant of dairy, use plain Greek yogurt or kefir to beat bloating quickly. I avoided all dairy for a while, and though I took loads of probiotics, which do help beat bloating, my bloat still wouldn’t be banished. I added organic plain Greek yogurt to my diet, free of added sugars and hormones, and my bloat has been a thing of the past. The probiotics in dairy are especially unique, and if they work for your body, don’t feel bad about using an animal source of protein. It’s also one of the best foods to contain high amounts of potassium, Vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, biotin, B12, protein, and chromium. This makes it a great food to fight hunger, enhance your metabolism, calm stress that leads to bloating and reduce your waistline. Potassium and calcium are also powerful minerals that reduce bloat quickly. Use yogurt anytime your stomach is feeling a bit off balance, and I bet it will help in no time.