It may be difficult to determine the culprit behind your bloated belly. Maybe you ate a lot of salty food. Or you drink too much soda. Perhaps it was the beer from last night. Or the big fat juicy burger. Or your period. Whatever the reason may be, one thing’s for certain – having a bloated stomach can be quite uncomfortable.
Here are some of the methods experts have revealed that can help you debloat in a few days or even less. Take note these are methods to relieve bloating and not take fat off your waistline or belly, the way Athenix Body can help you achieve.
Eat Foods Rich in Potassium
If you’re feeling bloated due to the salty food you’ve been eating, you can get fast relief by drinking water and eating foods rich in potassium such as avocado, banana and sweet potato. Both water and potassium can get rid of excess fluid and sodium out of the body.
Asparagus is a natural diuretic, which means it can get rid of excess water in the body. Cook a few spears with some eggs or sautéed asparagus as a side dish.
Go for a Long Walk
If your belly is gassy, taking a long leisurely walk can help. Moving stimulates the digestive tract and triggers it to contract, which in turn can help pass trapped gas.
Drink Ginger or Peppermint Tea
One of the quick fixes for bloating is tea, specifically ginger or peppermint tea. You can also try dandelion tea which is a natural and gentle diuretic.
Bathe in Epsom Salt
Epsom salts is a saline laxative so it’s helpful for those who feel bloated, fatigued or sore. Check the video at the bottom of this article if you need a demo on how the Epsom salt bath is prepared.
Use a Foam Roller
Foam rolling enhances the body’s circulation, boosts digestion and detoxification, as well as reduces inflammation. People experience relief from bloating with just a single session of foam rolling. Try it for 10 minutes at a time, several times a week.
Eat More Lean Meats
Eat lean meats with omega-3 fatty acids including fish, chicken breast and grass-fed beef. While they may not directly help with bloating, they do help prevent overeating and food cravings.
8.Take a Magnesium Pill
If you’re bloated due to constipation, magnesium can help. Pack a few pills if you’re going on a trip since constipation is a common issue when traveling.
Take Digestive Enzymes
Taking digestive enzymes can help especially after consuming large meals or when you’re stressed.
Drink Lots of Water
If you’ve had a bit too much beer (or wine) or ate a lot of fatty food, you can debloat overnight by drinking a lot of water. Water flushes out the bad stuff from our system and also prevent puffiness.
Massage Your Face
Bloating doesn’t just affect the belly area, it also shows in the face. Apply some face oil or moisturizer and give yourself a soothing massage to help boost lymphatic drainage.
Drink Coconut Water
A good antidote to excess salt in the body is coconut water, plus it’s also rich in potassium.