Bloating, gassiness, abdominal discomfort nowadays are not limited to just one occasion. It has become a common problem in day to day life. To deal with this discomfort effectively, let’s understand which foods to choose and why they reduce bloating.

  1. Coconut waterCoconut water is full of electrolytes like calcium, chloride and potassium and has a detoxifying effect. It is a great way to flush out sodium from your body, which in turn keeps you away from bloating. Consume at least 1 glass of coconut water on daily basis if there is no medical condition.

  1. BananasBananas also contain potassium which maintain electrolyte balance in body which ultimately helps to reduce discomfort in stomach. Above all, it is one of the best energy packed fruit.

  1. GarlicGarlic has properties that stimulates the gastric system and helps to relieve bloating.

  • Eat warm garlic soup, since warm water helps to dispatch garlic faster in your system.

  • Mince a few cloves of garlic and sauté them in olive oil on the stove.

  • Avoid eating garlic with other food items as that may cause more gas and bloating.

  1. Fennel seedsFennel seeds have been used for centuries to stimulate digestion and relieve bloating. The key active constituent in fennel seeds is the terpenoid anethole which has shown to inhibit spasms in smooth muscles, including those in the intestinal tract. Fennel seeds can be used while cooking food or one can chew few of them post meal.

  1. GingerUsed for thousands of years to ease uncomfortable tummies and aid digestion, researchers say ginger acts as a muscle relaxant that allows the body to expel gas more easily. The best way to use ginger is by adding into gas producing foods like beans and heavy dals.

  1. YogurtNatural yogurt contains Lactobacillus acidophilus. These probiotic bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract where they aid digestion and fight the overgrowth of harmful bacteria, thereby preventing bloating.Try to include 2 portions of low fat yogurt in your diet everyday.