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It’s time to talk about something a little uncomfortable (literally): gas and bloating.  Foods can play a major role in encouraging gas and bloat or helping to fend it off.  After you eat and drink, all of those foods and liquids take up space inside your stomach and intestines which can cause some expansion. Stop that puffed-out belly by changing the foods you eat.

Here are 5 Foods That Banish Bloat Once and For All

Ginger

One of the reasons sushi is served with a whole side of ginger is because it contains a digestive enzyme called zingibain, which helps the body break down protein.  Here are 6 ways from Popsugar to get your ginger on.  

Cucumbers

Crunchy cucumbers can help reduce any puffiness in your belly.  Cucumbers contain quercetin, a flavonoid antioxidant that may help reduce swelling.  They are also natural diuretics which means they can flush out excess water weight.  

Bananas

Bananas are loaded with potassium and filling fiber which can help relieve water retention.  Bananas prevent water retention by regulating sodium levels in your body to reduce salt-induced bloating. They also contain soluble fiber, which can prevent or relieve constipation.  

Papaya

Papain is an enzyme found in papaya that can help to break down proteins in your GI system making digestion a breeze.  This tasty tropical fruit also has fibers that support a strong digestive tract and anti-inflammatory properties.  

Asparagus

Stalks of asparagus contain potassium, which helps remove excess fluids from your body.  They are an anti-bloating superfood that can help relieve any bloat or discomfort.  

Try eating these foods to beat blot and stop that chronic feeling of gassiness.


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