Bloating banned

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Bloating usually happens when your body tends to store more water. And it physically appears as if you have gained weight but that is not the case. Usually the bloating happens around the abdominal area making our not so flat tummy even fatter. So what do we do to prevent retention of fluids? There are certain food products that enhance fluid retention and some which reduce fluid retention. Therefore, in order to achieve a flat tummy, all you have to do is try and consume more of the products which prevent fluid retention in your body.

1. Banana:
Bananas may feel heavy, but they do not actually make you gain weight, in stead they are rich in filling fibre and potassium which helps relieve the water retaining tendency of the body. Thus, bloating can be banished with more bananas.

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2. Leafy Greens:
Veggies like Brussels Sprout and extremely high in nutrient content but they do make you bloat. The leafy greens which prevent water retention are spinach, kale and lettuce. They are loaded with extremely low calories, high fibre and helps in easing water retention.


3. Whole Grain bread:
The reason you should stay away from processed white bread is because the all the sugars in it causes your blood sugar level to spike up and then drastically reduce, which in turn leaves you more hungry and that too faster. So, opting for whole grain bread instead, which has high fibre content stabilizes blood sugar level and keeps you full. So opt for whole grain bread with some eggs and spinach, will prove to be the most healthy breakfast you will ever have.

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4. Cantaloupe:
This particular fruit is enriched with anti – bloating potassium. It also has high water content and has negligible calorie content, therefore you can eat all you want but you will surely not bloat.

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5. Olive oil:
According to a certain belief olive oil makes you lose belly fat on a minute scale because it contains oleic acid which helps burn body fat. So this is another way of losing weight and not bloating.

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6. Artichokes:
An average sized Artichoke has about seven grams of fibre, which accounts for almost 30 % of your recommended daily allowance. It is also a rather healthy food source as it makes sure that your digestive system is functioning properly.

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7. Avocado:
Avocados are filled with mono-unsaturated fats which is a health boost. The best way to enjoy it is sliced topped on whole grain bread. No fats, no bloating; a completely healthy treat.

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8. Lentils:
Lentils are considered to be the ultimate trimming guide for all. It is rich in protein, fibre and complex carbohydrates which only makes sure that you stay thin.

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9. Kimchi:
Kimchi is a Korean staple and a classic example of fermented which essentially means that it is rich in pro-biotic that helps in digesting food. The other examples of such pro-biotic rich food are tempeh, pickles and sauerkraut.

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10. Oatmeal:
The best of the lost is oatmeal, it is full of fibre and keeps you full for hours on end without making you puffy or bloated. Just add a dash of cinnamon with the oatmeal for breakfast and you are good to go for the day.

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11. Apples:
An apple a day keeps the doctor at bay. It has been found in a recent study that eating an apple before a meal may help you eat less because of the filling fibre it contains. So fill yourself up with an apple and then dive into your lunch, that way you will not be able to eat too much and the calories will be kept at bay.

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12. Fatty fish:
Salmon and Mackerel are packed with Omega – 3 fatty acids which are very filling, and they are also non- storage fats because they do not get stored in your muffin top.

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13. Asparagus:
These stalks contain high amounts of potassium, which helps remove excess fluids and reduces bloating. The best part is that you can eat them raw, or toss them on the grill with some salt and pepper on them. Asparagus along with some grilled salmon can be the ultimate healthy fat free meal that you have been looking for.

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14. Lemon Water:
Water always works, the hydration removes all excess sodium from your body which results in a flat stomach and lemon soothes the digestive system thereby banishing bloating for good. Apart from anti – bloating advantages drinking lemon water provides a host of other benefits for the body as well.

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15. Almonds:
Almonds are loaded with protein and therefore serves a health treat so long as you can limit it to about 10 almonds per snack.

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16. Shrimp:
Shrimps are packed with proteins and also this shell fish is really low on calories so you can eat as much as you want, but do not worry about gaining the extra kilos.


With this list of anti-bloating food sources it is moderately easy to cook up something delicious as well as healthy. Most of these foods are rich in nutrients and help your body by eliminating the retained water which makes you fat. Therefore getting a flatter tummy with this list and the most basic form of aerobics should keep you healthy and fit throughout.