The Best Things to Eat When You Feel Bloated
Here are six foods and drinks that help you bring your belly back down to size.
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Naturally Fruity Water
After dousing sushi in a little too much soy sauce, the excess salt can leave you swollen. "Hydrating will help you restore the fluid balance in your body to help you let go of extra water weight," says Samantha Heller, MS, RDN, a senior clinical nutritionist at NYU Langone Medical Center. If plain water sounds too boring, take a page from your local spa and add chunks of melon, such as watermelon and cantaloupe, to your glass. Then eat them—they're chock full of water. The two fruits are easily digestible, too, adds gastroenterologist Elizabeth Blaney, MD, clinical assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Just stay away from carbonated water, since the bubbles will add air to your belly and make the problem worse.