A manzana a day may help keep the doctor away, but it won't help keep the bloat away. Apples are deliciously sweet partly because they are high in natural fructose sugar. Some people have a hard time digesting fructose, which can lead to bloating.
What the heck are legumes anyway? They are edible seeds or pods. A fancy way of saying frijoles, lentils and such. Now, I don't know about you, but there is NO way I am giving up beans. Beans can be hard for a body to break down and result not only in bloating, but tooting. No hay pedo, don't forget that I'm going to give you some tips for getting rid of the bloat in a bit. Just keep on clickin' and tootin' if you need to for now.
If you have a full on lactose intolerance then of course dairy is going to make you bloat. In that case you can abstain or opt for lactose-free versions of items. I am not lactose intolerant, but I do notice that ice cream and whole milk seem to make me bloated and gassy. Too much information, I know, but it's true and I share because maybe it happens to you, too.
Whole grains 5
Whole grain foods high in fiber are great for you, but can be difficult to digest especially if you are not used to them.
Now what? 6
Good for you, you've been eating healthy foods and you feel great except for sometimes when you feel empanzada. What should you do now? Keep eating healthy, just add the following foods to your diet to help combat bloating.
Wait, didn't I just tell you that dairy can make you bloated? So why would I suggest yogurt to help with bloating? Because yogurt has probiotics that help build healthy bacteria in your digestive tract that really help with bloating issues. Other foods with probiotics include kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut.
My mother swears by peppermint tea. And it really does soothe an upset belly and help ease bloating. I also find that eating fresh peppermint helps. We have a plant that we nibble on regularly.
Just because you feel like you are retaining water does not mean you should stop drinking water. No, my dear, keep drinking water to help fight the bloat or your body will keep hoarding all that water trying to fight off dehydration.
If the reason you are bloated is because you over-salted all that healthy food you were eating, then bananas can help you out. The potassium in bananas will help counteract the effects of eating too much salt.