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The best foods to combat bloating

Abdominal bloating is a common problem, often triggered by a large meal or a gas producing food. It can also result from gut sensitivity due to emotional changes, alterations to the gut microbiome, and various underlying health conditions. Sometimes it’s due to a food sensitivity or food intolerance, or you might have an underlying health condition, for example, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Chronic bloating that causes moderate to severe symptoms can affect a person’s overall wellbeing and quality of life.

1)Lemon Water

Water helps flush excess sodium from your body, flattening your stomach, while lemon soothes your digestive system, making it the perfect mix to banish bloat for good.


One of the oldest herbal medicines around, ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties works wonder for constipation and bloating. Ginger help in speeding stomach emptying rates among people experiencing indigestion, and this effect may help reduce bloating. Enjoy it in a cup of hot water for instant results.

3)Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate made up of 70% cocoa can help flatten your tummy due to its high fiber content. But don’t eat too much—only a square or two a day.

4) Green vegetables

Filled with important nutrients, leafy greens like kale, spinach, and lettuce will help against bloating. They’re all super low in calories, loaded with fiber, and help ease water retention.

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