fennel helps combat bloating

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If you've ever eaten at an Indian restaurant, you know that many offer a small bowl of fennel seeds after the meal. Fennel has long been used as a digestive aid, says Heller. It may help increase digestive enzymes and help things move along your system to correct reflux, bloating and gas, suggests research published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. You can eat a few seeds if you like the taste, cook with them for your next meal or brew a cup of fennel tea.