bloating-cucumberWhether you are preparing for spring break or time at the pool this summer, we’re already thinking about ways to beat the post-holiday bloat and shed some winter lbs. And there isn’t anything wrong with that. After all, we all want to be healthy and to feel and look our best.

To help get you get headed in the right direction, we have shared some anti-bloating — and refreshing — favorites to keep you cool and feeling fabulous!

Eat More of These Flat-belly Foods

Cucumber

If you have ever enjoyed a cold cucumber salad on a hot summer day or have sipped on a glass of cucumber water after a day at the spa, you know that there’s nothing quite like this fruit all-star. The good news is that what’s great in flavor is rich in quercetin, an antioxidant that helps reduce swelling – belly bloating included.

And with its palatable flavor, you can swap out sugary beverages with this all-natural, belly-thinning drink. By reducing your sugary beverage intake, you will cut your calories while staying bloat-free.

Avocados, Kiwi, & Nanners

Nothing says warm weather like these potassium-laden topical fruits. Aside from being insanely tasty and readily available, these fruits are a beach bod’s best friend. Potassium is a great anti-bloating food because it regulates your sodium levels. This is especially important as too much sodium causes uncomfortable bloating.

Bananas are especially combative against bloating because, in addition to having a wealth of potassium, “Bananas also have soluble fiber, which can relieve or prevent constipation,” reports Health.

Regular bowel movements are one of the easiest ways to combat bloating, so be sure to make bananas are part of your weekly routine.

Beach Bod Here You Come

As you prep to get your toes in the sand and catch some rays, don’t take the misguided eat-less-bloat-less diet. Eating more of the right food is a natural –and healthy– way to make bloating less of an issue.

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