Bloating, it happens to the best of us. Whether it’s because of the huge dinner you had or your period is on the way — bloating is not fun, especially when you can’t zip up your damn jeans.
There are two kinds of bloating to blame for you feeling all puffy and uncomfortable: gas and water bloat. Gas bloat leaves you, well, gassy. It happens after eating certain foods, such as beans, cruciferous veggies like broccoli or cauliflower, dairy, or greasy foods. Water-retaining bloat is the kind that leaves you feeling puffy all over. It’s usually caused by hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle, dehydration, or eating lots of salty foods and not getting enough potassium and water.
That’s why is super important to pay attention to what you’re eating and drinking when you’re feeling bloated. Dietician Micha Jamison gives us the low down on what drinks can help you decompress and feel less like the Oros man.
Good ol’ H2O is the way to go when you’re feeling puffy. It’s a natural way to help decrease toxins and flush out your gut. It will also help your digestive system moving, prevent constipation and, of course, keep you hydrated
2. Rooibos tea
Don’t take this miracle brew for granted — it’s packed with goodness, like antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. It’s also got nutrients that act as antispasmodics and can prevent abdominal pain.
3. Peppermint tea
With relaxant and antispasmodic properties, peppermint tea can help alleviate cramps and spasms in the gut, which improves the passing of both food and swallowed air through the gastrointestinal tract.
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