Being bloated is a real bitch… but it doesn’t have to be!
Recently, Khlo├â┬⌐ Kardashian wrote an article on her website where she reveals the best foods to eat when you want to flatten your stomach, and get rid of excess gas!
The KUWTK star wrote:
“There’s nothing more frustrating than having all your fitness and diet efforts sabotaged by BLOAT. Those baby abs will never see the light of day if they’re hidden behind water retention, honey! The name of the de-bloating game is pretty simple; avoid salt and load up on these 5 foods that will flatten your belly in no time!”
Although it’s extra at Chipotle, KoKo recommends you eat plenty of avocados (but without the chips)!
“Break out the guac, dolls! But hold the salty tortilla chips (don’t hate me!!!). This super popular fruit (yep, NOT vegetable) is loaded with potassium, which is a key player in ridding your body of excess sodium and, therefore, dreaded water weight. Avocados are also high in soluble fiber and healthy fats, which help us feel fuller on smaller portions.”
The tall diva also suggests including spicy ginger in your diet!
“This spicy root is one of the oldest known natural belly cures, and for good reason. High in a digestive enzyme called zingibain, ginger is extremely effective in breaking down protein and accelerating the digestive process. If you’ve ever noticed that side of ginger next to your sushi, now you know why! Ginger is also known for being a powerful antibacterial AND anti-inflammatory food├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥in other words, all-around goodness for your gut. Try brewing a homemade tea by chopping up a handful of peeled ginger, and brewing it in boiling water for at least 10 minutes.”
Dubbed as the “star fruit of summer,” watermelon is a great, belly-friendly fruit to eat at the beach!
“Snacking on watermelon is an excellent way to regulate salt levels and flush out the excess water you may be holding onto (aka bloat) due to dehydration. Cut up a few refrigerated slices and eat as much as your little heart desires!”
While spending time in the sun, feel free in indulge in tomatoes, but wear plenty of sunscreen so you don’t look like one!
“Tomatoes are packed with the antioxidant lycopene, which is known to have extremely effective anti-inflammatory and de-bloating effects. Try roasting tomatoes in the oven until they blister for a super easy and tasty accompaniment to just about any meal.”
And finally, Miz Kardashian recommends eating digestion-friendly oats!
“Most commonly consumed as oatmeal (the gluten-free breakfast of champions!), oats balance the bacteria in your gut. This is known as a prebiotic effect, which improves your digestive system and works wonders to reduce bloat. You can also try incorporating oats into your next baking sesh for a healthy treat.”
By eating these foods, you can enjoy a slim, taut tummy all summer long!
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