Tips to Prevent Stomach Bloating
February 13, 2012
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We all know that the best way to a flat belly is by burning calories and fat through cardio, especially interval training. Bloating, on the other hand, is its own beast, and nothing kills a day at the beach than feeling super bloated.
Luckily, there are easy ways to reduce bloating so that you can show off that tummy you’ve been working so hard to get. Check out these easy ways reduce bloating for bikini season:
- Stay away from salt. Too much sodium is not only bad for your heart, it will cause you to retain water and feel bloated.
- Drink water. Being dehydrated is a sure way to cause you to retain water, so be sure you drink enough water to keep your body hydrated.
- Limit gassy foods. Some foods (such as lentils, artichokes, wheat bran, carbonated drinks, and more) create more gases in your body than others, so you may want to limit them if you’re about to suit up.
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- Eat fiber. Fiber helps everything move through the intestines more quickly, which prevents constipation and bloating. If you’re not accustomed to eating enough fiber, then slowly add more and more fiber to your diet; go too fast, and you’ll feel even more bloated than before. Also make sure to drink plenty of water with all the fiber.
- Eat more slowly. One small cause of bloating could be that you’re swallowing too much air when you’re scarfing down your meals; this is why some of us get the hiccups when eating too quickly. Slow down when you eat and really chew your food. Remember what mom said: close your mouth when you chew.
- Get tropical. Eating pineapple can ease bloating too.This tropical fruit is high in the enzyme bromelain, which helps break down protein and eases digestion, helping to banish the bloat. Skip dessert and nosh on some pineapple instead.
Remember, good posture will help you rock your bikini, too. Have a great tip to prevent bloating? Share it in the comments section below.
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