Bloating can be super uncomfortable and even painful at times. Bloating happens when excess gas production intervenes with the movement of muscles involved in your digestive system. It can be caused by lots of things, like poor eating habits, drinking carbonated beverages or eating foods that are gassy or high in lactose.
So here are 5 super drinks that can help you drastically reduce your bloating!
1. Green Tea
Research has shown that green tea contains catechins. These help you soothe the muscles in the gastrointestinal tract. This can relieve bloating by eliminating the build-up of gas in the intestines. Green tea also improves the digestive system processes to more effectively break down food.
2. Cucumber & Lemon Water
Cucumber lemon water is an amazing way to boost your vitamin C intake, improves digestion, promotes hydration and weight loss as well as reduces bloating. Plus it is just so easy to prepare! All you need is to add a few slices of cucumber and lemon into some boiling water and allow for it to cool if you don’t like drinking water hot.
3. Plain Lassi
Lassi is made with yoghurt which is packed with probiotics – a beneficial type of bacteria that plays a key role in gut health. According to some research, probiotics may improve stool frequency and consistency to promote regularity. Probiotics have also been related to reducing bloating.
4. Ginger Tea
Ginger is a herb that’s known for its ability to soothe digestive distress. It speeds up the speed that your stomach empties itself which prevents bloating drastically. Ginger also has the enzyme zingibain which breaks down proteins more efficiently to promote good digestion.
You can add ginger slices to boiling water or even add them to your green tea.
Kombucha is a type of fermented beverage typically made from black or green tea. It is super rich in probiotics and can promote your stomach health drastically. Kombucha also helps with hydration and adds more antiinflammatory antioxidants into your diet to help reduce bloating.
Sometimes bloating can also be a result of hormonal imbalances so if you suspect that your diet isn’t the problem, make sure you check in with your doctor. If you wanna know more about specific foods to eat to get a flat stomach, have a read of our article on what foods to eat to get a flat stomach!