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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If you feel as if you've blown up like a balloon, the culprit may be an imbalance of belly bacteria. "Research is showing that shifting your bacterial profile may be helpful," says Blaney, who sometimes recommends patients eat yogurt with live active cultures. Research in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
examined two specific strains of probiotics—lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium lactis—and found they lessened the severity of abdominal bloating
compared with a placebo group within four weeks. Look for plain yogurt with active live cultures on the label (or sip kefir, a drinkable yogurt) and mix in your own fruit or honey for taste.