6 Stomach-Flattening Foods

August 23, 2014

Who knew it was possible to eat your way to a flatter stomach? To avoid having a food baby-after breakfast, lunch or even dinner, it’s best to avoid salt or highly processed foods which could be causing your body to bloat. Instead, swap them for a healthier alternative if you want to slim down, or simply just to fit into that dress!


Add a slice of lettuce to your meal and you’ll instantly notice the significant difference it makes to your tummy. Kale, spinach and lettuce are all low in calories and help to reduce water retention after a meal.


But not any old yoghurt will do! Choose one that has active cultures – this means that good bacteria such as lactobacillus and bifidobacterium are introduced into the body which help to reduce bloating.


The potassium which is found in bananas works perfectly to counterattack the amount of sodium in your system. If you’re feeling bloated after dinner, just one banana will help to settle down your stomach.

Olive oil

Oleic acid found in olive oil helps to breakdown excess fats found in the body. Add some olive oil to your salad or fish to avoid excess bloating.


Cucumbers are an easy way to tame bloating since they are packed with water and as a result, increases urination.


Traditionally known for its healing properties, peppermint is a great option if you’re looking to slim down your tummy. Enjoy it in your tea, juice or simply infuse it in your water.

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