It’s April. That means only a couple of months (max!) until bathing suit weather. Do you workout, eat right, and still gasp at the thought of throwing on a bikini?
It may be what you are eating.
Many foods cause swelling. Check the list below for some foods to help banish the bloat.
Papaya and pineapple both contain enzymes that help to break down protein and ease indigestion. Mix with yogurt for breakfast or throw some in a fruit salad for lunch.
Asparagus and yogurt both contain probiotics which help to keep tummy gas free. While not good together, try to incorporate some of both into your diet regularly this summer.
Cucumbers and watermelon are both high in water. Other than all important hydration, water also keeps digestion flowing smoothly, prevents constipation, and expels toxins from the body.
Oatmeal is high in fiber, which helps keep the system regular, cutting back on bloat in the process.
Of course, plenty of water is also essential in keeping your body healthy and skin looking great. Try to slip in some green tea too. It detoxes the system and fights free radicals. Not a green tea lover? Try it iced with a splash of almond milk.
What are your flat tummy tricks for summer?
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