Fight the Bloat with these 5 Foods

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Memorial day is behind us which means summer is upon us; which means it is time to store your sweaters and unpack your bathing suits.

As a woman I know I can suffer from bloating whether it be diet or hormone related no one wants to be dealing with extra bloat during this season.

I have put together a list of some summer staple foods that are seasonal and will decrease the bloat along with ways to incorporate them into your routine!

The list ~

Cucumber - a natural diuretic, this food helps to flush out the system ~ if you have a juicer thats a great place to start, if not add a few slices to some lemon water, or eat chopped up raw with a splash of apple cider vinegar.

Celery - similar to cucumbers this food is packed with water and helps the system to naturally flush out the system and give the stomach a more slender appearance. ~ a great addition to any juice (cucumber and celery juice is the ultimate de-bloater) great to snack on by the pool or at the beach to keep the bloat down.

Asparagus - these pretty stalks are loaded with potassium which aids in the removal of excess fluids from the body, and we know less fluid means less bloat. ~ A great addition to any raw salad or throw some on the grill while cooking up dinner!

Eggplant - low in sodium and high in water, which means it too will naturally flush the system. ~ great grilled, or roasted, check out this recipe with miso dressing as well for some inspiration.

Bananas - loaded with fiber and potassium bananas help relieve water retention ~Add one to a smoothie in the morning to kickstart a bloat free day *tip - I like to peel bananas and keep them in the freezer to be used in smoothies*

Remember, listen to your body! Stay hydrated as the weather warms up and be sure to munch on those cooling debating foods. Your bikini photos will thank me.


Lauren Courtney

Food, WellnessLauren Unger