9 Natural Ways To Reduce Bloating (Part 1 of 3)

Bloating is one of the most common problems I get questions about. 

Now, before you go reaching for the diuretics a few simple lifestyle changes can help you get rid of bloating permanently.  

Today I will go through the first 3 out of my top 9 natural ways to reduce bloating. On Wednesday, I will go through 3 more of my top tips and on Friday, I will reveal my final 3 tips.

1. Increase Water Intake

Drink more water! 

I know I sound like a broken record, but drinking more water can help so many things including bloating. 

Drinking more water is free, and so easy!  You just need to get into the habit of drinking it. 

Drinking water isn't sexy or exciting. It isn't like a detox tea that promises miracles - but actually dehydrates you more thereby exacerbating your bloating problem long term. 

It's just water.

Now, I know a lot of people think they get more bloated when they drink more water. This is a common myth and it can feel like this when you first start increasing your water intake. 

As you drink more water your cells will absorb it. 

You will also pee a lot more, so get used to having to duck to the bathroom every hour or so. 

But after your body regulates, you will notice you will bloat less, you will also start peeing less, your organs will work more efficiently, and if you are trying to lose fat your body will more easily be able to filter the fat and toxins out of your body. 

*Note* for extra anti-bloating benefits add in some lemon, lime and cucumber! It will also make your water just a little more exciting. 

2. Reduce Salt 

Foods high in salt increase dehydration which can lead to increased bloating.

If you have been eating a lot of canned or processed foods, or eating extra meals out (which can also be high in sodium) you run the risk of becoming more bloated. 

So how can you combat this?

Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and beans. I know a lot of legumes and beans come in cans but if you are noticing bloating either by dry and soak (or pressure cook), or by the 'No Added Salt' varieties. 

Also, with your nuts buy the unsalted varieties if you are noticing bloating too ;) 

Adding additional salt to meals should also be avoided if you are noticing bloating. I know it adds flavour... but if you want a flat tummy you need to by hydrated!

3. Drink Smoothies Designed To Decrease Bloating 

Smoothies can be a great way to get in nutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory foods all in a hydrating liquid form... perfect to help decrease bloating!

You can also include specific ingredients that are designed to help naturally reduce bloating.

In my Smoothie Reset I give you the exact smoothie recipes to help you decrease bloating and improve your digestion. 

If your digestion improves it will act as a 'natural defence' to bloating. Poor digestion leads to slow transit time, and getting 'backed up' which of course manifests as bloating. 

So you want to be able to combat current bloating as well as improve your digestion, so that you can see a permanent reduction in your bloating symptoms. 

 I hope you have learned something in this blog, and that I have helped you learn some ways you can reduce bloating asap.  Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments about bloating.  

Also, please feel free to share this with anyone who needs help decreasing bloating or is trying all these crazy 'detox teas' or weird supplements to force bloating to decrease only temporarily. 

On Wednesday, I'll be covering my next three tips to reduce bloating!

*NOTE* this blog is now live and you can view it here >> https://becomeaplantbasedbabe.com/blogs/news/9-natural-ways-to-reduce-bloating-part-1-of-4

Amanda 

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