Bloating is annoying. You cannot enjoy your food or have a fun time. It is caused by indigestion or when you are on your period or you eat excessive sodium. Your belly gets bloated due to the retention of fluid between your body cells. You may feel full, burp a lot and have abdomen rumbling and gas. Medical conditions like Irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease can also cause bloating. You need to consult a doctor to know the reason behind bloating. If it is caused by indigestion, menstruation or excessive sodium, you can treat it by eating specific foods. Here is a list some snacks you can eat to eliminate bloating.
Chia seeds pudding
Loaded with magnesium, iron, potassium, chia seeds are among the healthiest seeds you must eat every day. This superfood protects you against depression, liver disease, arthritis, joint pain and heart disease. It is also an excellent remedy for bloating as it contains omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds are also rich in fiber and are one of the best home remedies for constipation.
How to make chia seeds pudding: Take a tablespoon of chia seeds and soak it in half a cup of unsweetened milk or almond milk. Once the seeds are puffed, sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top of it and enjoy.
Whole grain bread
Whole wheat bread
Whole grain bread with husk is filled with fiber and keeps your digestive system happy. So, instead of eating white bread, use whole wheat bread. It will stabilize the sugar levels in your blood and keep you full.
Rich in antioxidants, green tea has several health benefits. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties and keeps your tummy healthy. Drinking green tea will keep you warm and get rid of the bloating.
Guacamole with cucumber sticks
Cucumber is one food you must eat every day as a snack. It is loaded with water and helps you stay hydrated and also fights bloating. Guacamole is made of avocado, which is rich in healthy, monounsaturated fat, is filling and gets rid of bloating. So, combine these two food items for a tasty, healthy snack.
How to make Guacamole: Cut avocado into two halves and scoop out the flesh. Put it in a bowl and use a fork to mash it. Add in juice of half a lemon, some chopped onion, some diced tomato, sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves, salt and pepper powder. Mix well and your guacamole is ready. Eat it with cucumber sticks.
Probiotic yogurt with almonds
Probiotic yogurt is rich in vitamin D, calcium and protein. It is also a great remedy for bloating. Eating yogurt will keep your digestive system healthy. You can make it a tasty snack item by adding fiber and omega-3 rich almonds. This will add a crunch to your delicious, creamy treat.
You can also eat a banana, water melon or drink green smoothie or lemon and water to get rid of the bloating. If you feel that the home remedies are not working, talk to your doctor and get yourself checked.