Ladies, it isn’t just you: bloating can be a lot worse during the summer months. Perhaps your legs and feet get swollen, your cheeks puff up, or your pants start feeling awfully snug. Not quite the fit svelte summer bod you imagined during springtime, right?
But don’t you worry your pretty heads– there are plenty of great natural ways to keep the bloat from getting your goat!
Fortunately, there are natural ways to deal with summer bloating, like drinking hydrating fluids to help lower water retention. You could even choose from the loads of fresh produce sitting in your grocery store, waiting to be consumed, so it can help fight off that nasty inflammation, better protect you from UV rays, and rejuvenate you during the warm summer months.
That being said, it’s important to note the role digestion can have in bloating this time of year; check it out below!
The Part Digestion Plays
Because the digestive system is the area where bloating’s effects are typically first noticed, it’s no surprise that it’s also where you should look first to fix the problem. Digestive health is key to a lady’s general health and wellness, as it helps to detoxify you, improve your immunity, and save your neurological health. If you’re looking to lower inflammation in the digestive tract, go for a diet that consists of detoxifying veggies as well as some fruits. Things like celery, blueberries, parsley, cilantro, peas, arugula, cucumber, melon, basil, zucchini, raspberries, blackberries, avocado, broccoli sprouts, and sweet potato are all worthy picks.
You should also go with healthy fats from foods like olives, avocados, flax, chia seeds, coconut, or nuts. Eat some legumes like garbanzo beans to get an additional detoxifying kick along with some sweet anti-inflammatory benefits. Whatever you do, stay away from pro-inflammatory foods such as dairy, grains (especially if they carry gluten), sugar and other sweeteners, alcohol, processed meat, and all packaged foods.
Don’t forget to guzzle down lots of filtered water and relaxing herbal teas, too, like mint, hibiscus, and even lemon balm. Actually, you should probably find out if you’re getting enough water to begin with, as you might be eliciting symptoms indicative of clinical dehydration!
Always remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.
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