Preventing bloating is easier than you think. Trust us. We could have sat here and opened this up talking about the warmer weather, the sandy beaches, the low-cut halter tops – basically everything that you’re daydreaming of as you sit at work googling how to reduce belly fat and bloating (that extra round at last night’s happy hour wasn’t really worth it now was it?)

We know the feeling so here are 3 healthy foods that you can add to your meals to help you fight bloating.

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Cucumbers:

There is a reason why people use cucumbers to reduce the swelling and puffiness around their eye area. It is a vegetable that contains quercetin, a flavonoid antioxidant that helps reduce swelling. Try slicing it up to eat it as a mid-day snack or putting it in your glass of water to kick up the flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Watermelon:

Yes, you should really be eating watermelon year-round and not just at the family bbq’s. It contains 92% of water and also provides an added source of potassium. Try eating a bowl of sliced watermelon in the morning to fill you up or you can try mixing this into your water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Asparagus:

Asparagus is an anti-bloating superfood that helps you flush all the excess water that is hanging out in your system. It contains fiber which helps to maintain a healthy digestive system and prebiotics which helps to support the growth of good bacteria..

 

 

 

 

Bonus tip: Drink nine 8-ounce glasses of water a day to flush out any extra belly bloaters that are hanging out in your system.

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