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35 foods to help reduce bloating over the holidays

35 foods to help reduce bloating over the holidays
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With the holidays fast approaching, some of you may feel like you’re destined to gain weight before the end of the year. While many people do put on a few pounds over the holidays, it is important to remember that sometimes you might think you are putting on weight, but really, you're just bloated.

The good news is, when your belly is bloated, you haven't necessarily gained weight. Instead, you've likely gained water weight or are suffering through digestive issues that cause a distended belly. Unlike fat gain, however, bloated stomachs are oftentimes temporary.  Here are a few common causes of bloating:

  • Overeating is obviously the most common cause of bloating.
  • Eating rich and fatty food can make you feel uncomfortably stuffed.
  • Eating too fast.
  • Your diet is high in sodium, which can cause water retention.
  • You have a sensitivity to certain foods that cause bloating.
  • You've increased the fiber in your diet.

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Below is a list of foods that according to health experts, help reduce bloating:

1. Watermelon

2. Lettuce

3. Strawberries

4. Bananas

5. Cucumber

6. Fennel tea

7. Ginger

8. Avocado

9. Green tea

10. Kombucha

11. Spinach

12. Peppermint

13. Lemons

14. Limes

15. Zucchini

16. Cayenne pepper

17. Oranges

18. Raspberries

19. Grapefruit

20. Chicken noodle soup

21. Asparagus

22. Turmeric

23. Papaya

24. Pineapple

25. Chia seeds

26. Coconut water

27. Grapes

28. Blueberries

29. Pears

30. Pho

31. Yogurt

32. Apples

33. Eggplant

34. Pumpkin

35. Honeydew melon

 

 

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