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Six fruits that can help fight bloating

Healthy Eating - By Lolita Bunde | January 18th 2021 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300
Bloating can be uncomfortable and painful (Photo courtesy)

Bloating is a common body malfunction that occurs for a number of reasons like eating foods like beans, foods high in fiber and some vegetables. In other cases bloating can be caused by eating too fast, taking carbonated drinks and swallowing air while chewing gum.

Bloating is basically gas trapped in your stomach which can sometimes be uncomfortable while for others even painful. If you constantly feel bloated after meals, here are some fruits you can add to your diet to help fight bloating naturally:

Avocados

It’s arguably one of the best food complements and is perfect in salads and sandwiches. Avocados are rich in potassium that help prevent water retention by regulating sodium levels in your body. Next time when you think of having those potato chips, ensure to have avocado as a side as they will help reduce salt-induced bloating.

Bananas are rich in potassium (Shutterstock)

Bananas

Like avocados bananas are also rich in potassium that help fight bloating as established above only in addition, bananas also have a soluble fiber that helps your body flush out excess sodium and relieve constipation. You have a good reason to make more banana smoothies now and probably add some avocados too.

Watermelon is a natural diuretic that helps flush out excess fluids (Shutterstock)

Watermelon

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This fruit is probably enjoyed by many for its hydrating properties. Eating watermelon will not only keep you hydrated but it can also keep you satiated for a couple of hours. In addition, watermelon can also help prevent bloating since it is a good diuretic that will help flush out excess fluids and toxins from your body that are likely to cause inflammation.

Lemon water gets your digestive fire going (Shutterstock)

Lemon

You have probably heard of all the health benefits of taking lemon water by now. Not only are you going to gain numerous nutrients and antioxidants but lemon can also reduce bloating related issues. Like watermelon, lemons are also a natural diuretic that will help flush out fluid and reduce the amount of salt retained in the body hence reducing bloating.

Cucumbers are rich in antioxidants that can reduce inflammation (Shutterstock)

Cucumber

If you love your cucumbers in drinking water or in a bowl of salad, you are one step ahead in resolving your digestive discomforts. Like many other fruits, cucumber is rich in potassium that are known to reduce sodium retention in the body. As an added bonus, cucumbers are also rich in antioxidants that are known to reduce inflammation.

Papaya

Last but not least we have the papaya fruit also known as the king of digestion. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which is a mild laxative that helps the body excrete excess waste. In addition, papaya is also a rich source of fiber that improves the digestion process by preventing constipation and other types of digestive discomfort.

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