Bloating - gas build up in our tummies - is never fun, but there is a way to avoid the worst of it. Along with drinking the right amount of water to flush your system, pay attention to the worst and best foods for your gut:
Kale, broccoli, and cabbage all contain a specific sugar that ferments in your gut, produces gas, and makes you bloat. However making sure these foods are in your usual diet will actually garner you a stronger, healthier digestive system that's less prone to bloating! Just don't over do it.
Beans, lentils, soybeans, and peas are gas-causing foods. They are basically teeny tiny bursts of protein, but they also contain sugars and fibers that our bodies can't absorb. Try to combine legumes with whole grains, like rice or quinoa.
Dairy can cause serious problems, especially for girls during their period, with everything from skin to cramps to gas. If you feel gassy after a few slices of cheese or a bowl of cereal with milk, you may be lactose intolerant, which means your body lacks the necessary enzymes to break down lactose - drop that dairy for a soy or almond alternative!
Apples are filled with fiber, which is great, but also sugars that many people can't tolerate. Try an apple a day, but no more if you notice your tummy reacting poorly.
Asparagus is an anti-bloating superfood. It helps you go to the bathroom more and thus helps you flush all that excess water, relieving any discomfort and bloat.
Foods rich in potassium—like bananas, plus avocados, kiwis, oranges, and pistachios—prevent water retention by regulating sodium levels in your body
Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and an all-star digestive aid. It soothes the digestive system and calms down that bloating!
Peppermint and chamomile tea help dissipate the gas that causes your stomach to bloat. Aside from improving digestion, chamomile can also soothe and relax, which can help ease any sort of stomach discomfort.