Is it just me or has bloating become a common denominator for so many of us? Admitting to a friend "I feel so bloated today" will almost always result in the other person commiserating with a disgruntled, "Same." I can't tell you how many conversations I've had with friends wherein we commiserate about the seemingly random moments bloating occurs. During a week where I'm eating a lot of salads and drinking water nonstop, I'll wake up one morning with a swollen waistline, but then after a few consecutive days of consuming pizza and beer, I'll feel fine. Frustrating, right? I swear sometimes if I just think about being bloated, it will happen.
After testing out a diet and lifestyle that I deemed to be bloat-resistant, it persisted nonetheless, so I decided it was finally time to do a deep dive into the world of health and wellness to finally banish it once and for all. It was time to turn to the experts. I chatted with diet wellness expert Kelley Hoag about the best de-bloating products, foods, and general tips.
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Like I said, I was already aware of the more obvious ways to avoid the painful feeling of bloating, like generally avoiding salty and processed foods and eating enough fiber. But according to Hoag, when it does (inevitably) happen, dealing with it comes down to focusing on the health of your gut. She recommends a handful of supplements and tips (read: yoga poses) to do so. Keep reading to discover and shop them all.
According to one Amazon shopper, this supplement starts working within minutes. "I've suffered from IBS for more than seven years now, and this product is a life saver. I usually get a lot of bloating, and when this happens at night, this is the only product that helps me get a better night's sleep. It usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes before I start to feel relief."
This powder, which beauty editor Erin Jahns was a fan of, helps with digestion, weight loss, and bloating. Some of its ingredients include celery seed, kelp, and Gymnema Sylvestre (an Ayurvedic herb). Take one serving per day and mix with eight to 12 ounces of coconut water or nut milk—the brand says you'll start to expect results in two weeks.
Our editors love Hum supplements, and this one is no exception. These capsules contain 18 enzymes to support healthy digestion—they help to break down fiber and fats, absorb nutrients, and offer relief from indigestion and bloating.
Looking to dedicate some time to de-bloating properly? Try Sakara's 10-day reset program which offers a sampling of the brand's essential products including drops, probiotics, bars, powder, tea, and a handy at-home recipe book.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.
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