A bloated stomach can make you feel pretty uncomfortable during the day. Bloating can be caused by several things, including poor eating habits, such as eating too fast; carbonated beverages; foods that are gassy or high in lactose (onion, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, legumes etc. can have unpleasant consequences).(1)
Do you regularly suffer from a bloated stomach? The following 5 drinks could offer some relief. Give them a try!
If you constantly have to deal with a bloated stomach, feeling too full, or gurgling in your belly or if you have the feeling that something’s not right, talk to your doctor.
5 Drinks to Relieve a Bloated Stomach
1. Green tea
Unsweetened green tea quenches your thirst, boosts your metabolism and can act like a prebiotic (non-digestible food fibers that stimulate the growth of good bacteria in your gut). You can drink it hot or cold.
2. Water with lemon or cucumber
Pep up boring water with a slice or two of lemon or cucumber. This adds variety and tastes amazing. Plus, it stimulates your metabolism.
Drink still water. Carbonated water can cause a bloated stomach.
3. Watermelon smoothie
A smoothie made from fresh watermelon can taste wonderful and refreshing. Thanks to its high water and potassium content, this fruit is a great bloating remedy. Plus, it is low in calories.
4. Peppermint tea
Peppermint has many positive benefits. It relieves cramps and relaxes the body. This makes peppermint tea the perfect drink for getting rid of belly bloat.(2)The tea tastes best when you pour hot water over the fresh peppermint and let it brew for several minutes.
5. Pineapple frappé
Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain. This reduces inflammation and stimulates digestion.(3) A fresh pineapple frappé can thus help you relieve a bloated stomach. Plus, it tastes delicious!