1. Lemon Water
People tend to avoid drinking water when they are bloated as they think it will make the bloating worse. Contrary to popular belief, you should drink more water to ensure that you are not dehydrated.
Instead of a plain glass of water, you can reduce bloating by adding lemon juice to make it more effective. Lemon does not have any special ingredient that combats bloating. Instead, it helps to reduce your sodium intake in addition to providing you with some needed vitamins.
Apart from the quick fix lemon drink, you can always incorporate some fresh lemon juice into your meals. Use the juice to season your salad instead of reaching for another dressing.
To make the lemon drink, take one full lemon which yields about three and a half tablespoons of lemon juice. Clean it and roll it on a surface to ensure that all the juice it will be released. Cut the lemon in half and proceed to squeeze the juice into a cup.
2. Ginger Drink
Ginger is great when used with food. It is also medicinal when used in the right way. For example, it is very effective when it comes to reducing bloating. Ginger has a calming effect that helps to reduce the pain from bloating or any other abdominal cramps. It also has some muscle relaxant property that helps to eliminate the gas that is trapped in your digestive tract. Additionally, ginger has
Ginger has a calming effect that helps to reduce the pain from bloating or any other abdominal cramps. It also has some muscle relaxant property that helps to eliminate the gas that is trapped in your digestive tract.
Additionally, ginger has zingibain which is a digestive enzyme that promotes digestion thereby helping to expel the gas from your stomach. Ginger also raises the production of bile, saliva and gastric juice which are instrumental in digestion. You can make some warm ginger water to combat bloating.
To make it, peel and chop one and a half inches of fresh ginger root into a cup. Add hot water and cover it for about five minutes so the ginger juice can steep. Uncover your cup and stir in some honey to taste.
You can make some warm ginger water to combat bloating. To make it, peel and chop one and a half inches of fresh ginger root into a cup. Add hot water and cover it for about five minutes so the ginger juice can steep. Uncover your cup and stir in some honey to taste.
3. Coconut Water
Bloating is sometimes caused by a high sodium intake. To counter it, eating potassium-rich foods will help. Coconut water is a sweet drink that is healthy and loved by many. It can be used in various recipes to add that coconut-like taste or taken on its own as a refreshing cold drink during a hot day.
Coconut water is rich in potassium and therefore helps to combat bloating. Potassium ensures that tissues and cells are operating well in addition to encouraging fluid circulation in the body. You do not have to take coconut water on its own but can include some other potassium-rich foods in a smoothie to get the best bloat-combating drink. Get one glass of coconut water.
Add the coconut water, two or three kiwis and a handful of strawberries into your blender and blend it to a smooth consistency. These fruits are rich in potassium. Sip on the smoothie gradually to help ease your bloating.
4. Cayenne Pepper Tea
If you want an overnight solution to your bloating problem, then cayenne pepper holds the key to your answers. Cayenne pepper has capsaicin which helps to kill the bad bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract that causes bloating and gas.
This ingredient also encourages digestive enzymes in the body to flow freely. This helps to expel the gas that is stuck in your intestines. This pepper also helps with other issues such as constipation, fungal infections and even aids in weight loss.
One way to ensure that you get regular benefits of de-bloating from cayenne pepper is to use it in your food. To make warm cayenne pepper tea, put one cup of water in a pan and let it come to a boil.
Take a cup and put one teaspoon of cayenne pepper then add the hot water and stir. Cover the drink for about five minutes but do not let it cool down completely.
5. Spinach Smoothie
Eating raw spinach can actually trigger bloating. However, this vegetable is a rich source of fiber and should, therefore, be included in your diet. If used the right way, spinach can actually help to reduce bloating.
It is important to cook the spinach before using it so you do not end up making the bloating worse. To make the spinach smoothie, you must first lightly cook your spinach.
A handful is enough for one serving. Add a handful of strawberries, 50 grams of papaya and 70 grams of pineapples. These measurements are not a magic formula. You can eyeball the ingredients and regulate according to what you like better since all the ingredients help to reduce bloating. However, do not reduce
You can eyeball the ingredients and regulate according to what you like better since all the ingredients help to reduce bloating. Do not reduce the amount of cooked spinach in your smoothie. For easier blending, you can use some water. However, since you want to alleviate bloating, you can opt out of distilled water and include coconut water instead. It will add an interesting twist to your smoothie in addition to potassium.
6. Turmeric Tea
Turmeric is one of the miracle spices that can be used to ease bloating. It has so many health benefits as well as de-bloating characteristics. Firstly, it is an anti-inflammatory, anti-flatulent and anti-spasmodic agent. Secondly, it provides a calming effect which prevents
Secondly, it provides a calming effect which prevents formation of gas and facilitates its expulsion if it is already present. To top it all off, this spice is an anti-microbial and antioxidant which helps to clean the digestive tract as well as combat any disorder that might be causing the bloating.
There are different ways of using turmeric to ease bloating. You can use the spice in foods to prevent bloating. If, however, you would like results sooner, then you can take turmeric paste which consists of one teaspoon of turmeric mixed with
There are different ways of using turmeric to ease bloating. You can use the spice in foods to prevent bloating. If, however, you would like results sooner, then you can take turmeric paste which consists of one teaspoon of turmeric mixed with quarter a teaspoon of black pepper. This is taken after meals. The other option, which is easiest, for those who do not like the taste of turmeric, is to have some turmeric tea.
7. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea is one of the natural remedies for bloating. The evidence is based on anecdotal accounts and not necessarily backed by scientific studies. One of the main ingredients in peppermint tea is menthol which has an overall calming effect.
It helps to combat spasms and therefore helps to relax your body, including the digestive tract. Peppermint also has some antibacterial properties. These help to clear off any bad bacteria in the gut that might be causing bloating. It is important to note that the tea sometimes has a bitter taste or burning sensation and should therefore not be consumed by children.
To make peppermint tea, you need some dry peppermint leaves and a cup of hot water. Boil the water and then pour it into a cup with a teaspoonful of these dried leaves. Cover the mixture and let it steep for about ten minutes. You can now sip your tea to receive the maximum benefits and reduce bloating.
8. Cucumber Smoothie
Cucumber is a great item to include in your diet especially if you are suffering from water retention. It has a lot of potassium in every serving and therefore also helps to balance out the sodium levels. This then regulates the circulation of fluids in the body in addition to ensuring that cells and tissues function properly. Cucumbers are also commonly used in detoxifying which helps to get rid of some of the bad bacteria in your gut that may be causing
This then regulates the circulation of fluids in the body in addition to ensuring that cells and tissues function properly. Cucumbers are also commonly used in detoxifying which helps to get rid of some of the bad bacteria in your gut that may be causing bloating.
Cucumber water or smoothies are therefore important in de-bloating. To make the cucumber water, you have two options. The first one is to slice a cucumber into slices and place them in a pitcher or a jug of water. Cover the jug overnight and let the cucumber steep into the water. If you want that extra kick, you can put the pitcher in the fridge for a cool de-bloating drink.
9. Watermelon Juice
Watermelon is used in so many digestive tract home remedies. It helps with indigestion and constipation. Since the fruit has a lot of water, it also helps to combat dehydration.
This tasty fruit is also used in various bloating smoothie recipes. The water content in the watermelon fruit has a similar effect to that of the cantaloupe. You tend to have increased trips to the bathroom because of constant peeing. This is a good thing because it helps eliminate the excess sodium from your body. Excess sodium intake is one of the causes of bloating.
To make watermelon juice, all you need is a watermelon and a blender. Once you have peeled and diced the watermelon, place it in the blender and switch on the power. The juice blends easily and does not need any liquid addition. Once the juice is smooth, you have two options. You can sieve it to get rid of all the watermelon seeds if you do not like them.
10. Super Smoothie
Now that you know about the benefits of cucumber, lemon, ginger, coconut water and turmeric, you can make one super smoothie that will combat your bloating issue as well as provide you with all the nutrients that each of these ingredients provides.
You can also come up with your own recipes including different bloat-combating vegetables and spices. To make this super smoothie, you need one inch of a fresh ginger root as it is more potent than the ginger powder.
You will also need one lemon, a cup of coconut water, half a cucumber, 70 grams of diced pineapples, a handful of cilantro and one teaspoon of turmeric. Peel the ginger cut the lemon in half, dice the cucumber and roughly shred the cilantro and spinach. In a blender, place all these ingredients including the pineapples and the turmeric. Squeeze in the lemon juice and blend
Peel the ginger cut the lemon in half, dice the cucumber and roughly shred the cilantro and spinach. In a blender, place all these ingredients including the pineapples and the turmeric. Squeeze in the lemon juice and blend until smooth. You can include a teaspoon of honey if you would like a sweet smoothie since honey also helps with digestive tract issues.