Thursday 22 February 2018

FIVE FOODS TO BEAT BELLY BLOATING

Peppermint tea

Peppermint leaves help cure indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and flatulence. The mint boosts the flow of bile which helps your body digest fats better.

Avocados

Potassium-rich avocados encourage water absorption, an antidote to bloating caused by water retention. They're also high in unsaturated fat which lowers cholesterol and balances weight-regulating hormones.

Spinach

Leafy greens are high in calcium which helps your muscles contract more efficiently leading to better workout results.

Selenium

People with low levels of the mineral are more prone to belly fat. To get your daily 55mg include foods like whole grains, Brazil nuts, red meat, poultry and seafood.

Probiotic yogurt

The 'good bacteria' in yogurt is added to intestinal flora which helps digestion and aids protein. Dairy also contains whey, a protein that supports lean body mass.

Irish Independent

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