5 Foods that Combat Bloat & Water Retention

1. BANANAS

They may feel heavy, but bananas do not make you gain weight. Quite the opposite: They’re loaded with filling fiber and potassium, which helps relieve water retention.

-Bananas are rich in fiber, antioxidants and several nutrients. A medium-sized banana contains about 105 calories.

-Bananas are often referred to as the perfect food for athletes, largely due to their mineral content and easily digested carbs.

-Bananas may help relieve muscle cramps caused by exercise. They also provide excellent fuel for endurance exercise.

 

 

2. LEAFY GREENS

Some veggies, such as Brussels sprouts, are filled with important nutrients, but nonetheless make you bloat.Leafy greens , like kale, spinach, and lettuce, do no such thing. They’re all super-low-cal, loaded with fiber, and help ease water retention.

Kale: This nutrition powerhouse offers everything you want in a leafy green

Spinach: Popeye’s favorite vegetable has 20 calories per serving, plus it’s packed with vitamins A and C, as well as folate.

-A one-cup serving of raw escarole provides 1/10 of your daily needs for vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). The B vitamins help convert the carbs in food to glucose that the body can use as a fuel to produce energy. B vitamins are water soluble, which means the body doesn’t store them, so you need to get enough each day.

 

 

3. AVOCADOS

These guac stars are filled with healthy, filling monounsaturated fat. Spread on whole-wheat bread for avocado toast, or slice up half an avocado and mix it into any salad.

-Potassium is an important mineral that most people don’t get enough of. Avocados are very high in potassium, which should support healthy blood pressure levels.

-Avocados tend to be high in fiber, about 7% by weight, which is very high compared to most other foods. Fiber can have various important benefits for weight loss and metabolic health.

4. FATTY FISH

Those like salmon and mackerel are packed with healthy, filling omega-3 fatty acids, which are structural fats, not storage fats, so they’re less likely to be stored in a layer of belly fat.

-Fish is high in many important nutrients, including high-quality protein, iodine and various vitamins and minerals. Fatty types of fish are also high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D.

-Fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which is essential for development of the brain and eyes. It is recommended that expecting and nursing mothers make sure to eat enough omega-3s.

-Fish consumption is linked to reduced decline in brain function in old age. People who eat fish regularly also have more grey matter in the brain centers that control memory and emotion.

5.WATERMELON

This red fruit is packed with water, so you can eat tons of it. And what’s more refreshing at the end of a summer barbecue?

Alkaline-forming

Watermelons have an alkaline-forming effect in the body when fully ripe. Eating lots of alkaline-forming foods (fresh, ripe, fruit and vegetables) can help reduce your risk of developing disease and illness caused by a high-acid diet (namely, meat, eggs and dairy).

Immune Support, Wound Healing & Prevents Cell Damage

The vitamin C content in watermelon is astoundingly high. Vitamin C is great at improving our immune system by maintaining the redox integrity of cells and thereby protecting them from reactive oxygen species (which damages our cells and DNA). The role of vitamin C in healing woulds has also been observed in numerous studies because it is essential to the formation of new connective tissue. The enzymes involved in forming collagen (the main component of wound healing) cannot function without vitamin C. If you are suffering from any slow-healing wounds, up your intake of vitamin C heavy fruit.

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