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5 foods that banish bloating

We all hate it, but preventing that dreaded food baby feeling is actually a lot easier (and tastier) then you think!

That awful, bloated sensation can be brought on by a range of internal and external factors.
Alcohol, carbonated drinks, food allergies and your menstrual cycle are some of the most common catalysts of the food baby feeling, but resigning to abdominal discomfort is not your only answer.
Believe it or not but you can actually tackle bloating head-on by consuming the below five foods.
And even though eating more may be the last thing you feel like doing when you feel swollen, your body (and your taste-buds) will really thank you for it.
The Biggest Loser's Tiffany noticed a shocking difference after eating the diet of her obese family.
1. Ginger
This ancient spice is a powerful anti-inflammatory that has been used for thousands of years as a medicine and digestive aid to help combat gas, bloating, indigestion and nausea.
Tip: Try slicing up some ginger and add to hot water for a soothing tea, or better yet, incorporate ginger into your daily diet by adding it to your stir fry and fresh juices to prevent abdominal swelling before it even begins.
2. Avocado
A little known fact about this glorious fruit is that it actually contains more potassium than nature’s energy bar, the banana. Potassium-rich foods help to flush sodium and fight water retention in in your body.
Tip: Add avocado to your morning smoothies or add it to your salads to prevent the food baby feeling.
Try this delicious almond and avocado smoothie from our friends over at Food To Love!
3. Pineapple
This sweet, tropical fruit contains the enzyme bromelain, which is considered to be a natural and effective digestion aid and bloating banisher.
Tip: Blend with mint and ice for a refreshing summer beverage.
4. Yogurt
Bloating can occur when the digestive tract struggles to process certain foods. Probiotics help the body build up good bacteria in the gut which assist in the efficiency of digestion and prevents the belly bloat.
Tip: Choose a natural yogurt with live cultures.
This tasty jerk salmon with yogurt potato recipe will do the trick!
5. Cucumber
You don’t just put cucumbers over your eyes to look the part when getting a facial. This hydrating fruit is packed full of quercetin which reduces puffiness, and works the same way when consumed.
Tip: Eat a side of cucumber with spicy foods to help cool your tongue and ease digestion.
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