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Top 10 Best Anti-Bloating Foods That You Can Eat!

Top 10 Best Anti-Bloating Foods That You Can Eat!

You had a quick snack bite, however, you feel like you had just eaten a bucket of chicken plus the fries and polished it with Diet (only Diet of course) Coke? Does this sound even a little bit familiar to you? If you aren’t a pregnant woman (pregnant women tend to experience this kind of discomfort rather frequently), you need to think about changing your diet.

The least you need to do, is to add the right kind of food in your diet, which will not only prevent the bloating, but will also bring a lot of positive aspects to how you feel in general.

There is a reason for everything, so let’s see what are the reasons we experienced this kind of very annoying discomfort. It is said that “we are, what we eat”, we can also say “what we eat affect how we feel”.

  • Over-eating – is certainly one of the reasons for feeling bloated. I understand sometimes the meal is so good that we feel the need to finish it all, or we are extremely hungry and start eating everything on a speed of light. Believe me I understand and I I’ve been there. Continue reading you will find out my suggestions on how to deal with “I can’t stop eating, it just too good”.
  • Eating too many fatty foods. It takes longer to digest and start creating discomfort in your stomach. We’ve all been through a time when we crave something and it is not healthy and we know it. Of course we end up eating it, because we can’t fight the craving , however, a few things can be done in this situations as well.
  • Eating too fast. Nowadays people have very high pace life’s. We are so busy that even a meal became fast, meaningless, and more importantly very unhealthy. Here’s the third reason for feeing like we ate an apple without chewing – eating was too fast.

Before we move on to the list of foods, which will help us to fight bloating discomfort, we need to mention a few good habits that can prevent us from bloating.

Good Habits That Help With Bloating.

Fractional eating is a good solution.

As mentioned about, overeating is a situation we’ve all been in and we know how it is hard to fight it. Hard, but not impossible. Fractional eating is a good solution, believe me, I’m talking through experience. Ordered a big meal during lunch break? Eat half of it and ask to put the rest in a “to-go” box.

Fight your craving with water.

Came back home super “hangry” and want to finish all the food in your fridge? Fight it, drink a glass of water, wait 10-15 minutes and then move on to eating, you’ll be surprised on how your appetite is altered.

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Pick better choices.

What about these cravings we sometimes have? There are always ways to “adjust” a fatty meal. What a burger? Have it without sauce and French fries, order water instead of soda. Craving for chips? Choose the baked ones, they are just as good, but less fatty. Want something sweet to drink? Make homemade ice tea with fresh fruits and honey!

My point is that, if you want to eat something unhealthy, always ask yourself: “how can I make it healthier?”.

Here Are The Top 10 best anti-bloating foods That Can Help You.

1. Cucumber

    You know how all beauty blogs and magazines suggest us to put slices of cucumbers, if our eyes are puffy? Hint, hint. Cucumbers have inflammatory elements, so I do suggest, if you are experiencing bloating discomfort. try to slice it up and eat it or put it into your drinking water.

    2. Banana

      I love and respect bananas not only because they are super healthy, but for being super yummy as well. Bananas are rich in potassium, which prevents water retention by regulating sodium levels in your body, hence, it can reduce bloating which is caused by salt intake. It is high in soluble fiber and it is very good for our GI tract.

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      3. Kefir

        I am Russian so this creamy, yogurt-like smoothy ( which actually originated in Turkey) is bound to be in the list, because for us (Russians) this drink is an irreplaceable solution for quite a few health-related issues, bloating being one of them. Kefir is packed with probiotics, bacteria which maintain the natural balance of organisms in the intestines, hence it makes you feel better literally in no time.

        4. Asparagus

          This is a superfood when it comes to bloating cure. It is also not the one people buy regularly, and these people should change their habit. It contains probiotics, and you know how good those are. And I’m sorry for more details, but it makes you pee a lot, which is very good, since this process flashes down all the toxins.

          5. Fennel

            Fennel has an element which relaxes GI spasms and helps to relieve bloating. Fennel tea can be a good solution when the bloating is so uncomfortable to the extent that it makes you feel nauseated, and the last thing you want it to eat. Just sip on a fennel tea, and feel relieved with every sip.

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            6. Ginger

              We all heard about how useful ginger is when it comes to treating cold, cramps and nausea. Well good news – it can also help you to fight bloating, because it relaxes muscles and helps digestion. It can be used in whatever way you like: added to your tea, salad dressing or a smoothie. My advice though, just to put some fresh ginger in a hot cup of water , wait until it gets warm and drink it.

              7. Chamomile tea

                I think everyone should have a chamomile tea in their tea box, because it’s one of those that taste good, and brings awesome health benefits. The tea relaxes GI muscles and helps to diffuse the gas that causes your stomach to bloat. I also use chamomile tea bags to relax my eyes after a day that I spent in front of my computer and then I drink the tea.

                8. Mint leafs

                  This is useful for a modern person, and I will tell you why. You are in a restaurant/bar with your friends and having a good time and laughs, suddenly you start to experience a strong discomfort in your stomach. Timing can’t be worst. You think you should leave? Of course no, just ask for a hot water with a few mint leafs, and may be ask to add some ginger to it, sip on it and continue to enjoy your evening.

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                  9. Parsley

                    Parsley is being used in cooking for centuries and it doesn’t only add great flavor to dishes, but also has health benefits. It helps to increase the loss of water and salt from the body and helps to make you feel light again. Just like chamomile, ginger and mint it can be put into a cup of hot water, and sipped when warm.

                    10. Cantaloupe

                      This sweet orange melon is packed with anti-bloating potassium and high in water content. It’s very low in calories too so you can cure your bloating discomfort with this fruit without worrying too much about the calories.

                      How About Some Breathing Exercise?

                      Anyone can be faced with a situation where there’s no food or water, and bloating makes it so uncomfortable to proceed whatever you are doing. There’s a solution here as well: 5 minutes of deep abdominal exercises. Sit up straight and really focus of your breathing, if it’s done correctly, it will help.

                      Bloating can create the type of discomfort, which makes you want to stop whatever you are doing. So start picking up good habits about the way you eat and what you eat, and use your precious time for useful, positive and productive activities.

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                      How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

                      How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

                      Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not used correctly, can also be the most destructive force in your life.

                      Your mind, more specifically, your thoughts, affect your perception and therefore, your interpretation of reality. (And here’s Why Your Perception Is Your Reality.)

                      I have heard that the average person thinks around 70,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot, especially if they are unproductive, self-abusive and just a general waste of energy.

                      You can let your thoughts run amok, but why would you? It is your mind, your thoughts; isn’t it time to take your power back? Isn’t it time to take control?

                      Choose to be the person who is actively, consciously thinking your thoughts. Become the master of your mind.

                      When you change your thoughts, you will change your feelings as well, and you will also eliminate the triggers that set off those feelings. Both of these outcomes provide you with a greater level of peace in your mind.

                      I currently have few thoughts that are not of my own choosing or a response from my reprogramming. I am the master of my mind, so now my mind is quite peaceful. Yours can be too!

                      Who Is Thinking My Thoughts?

                      Before you can become the master of your mind, you must recognize that you are currently at the mercy of several unwanted “squatters” living in your mind, and they are in charge of your thoughts. If you want to be the boss of them, you must know who they are and what their motivation is, and then you can take charge and evict them.

                      Here are four of the “squatters” in your head that create the most unhealthy and unproductive thoughts:

                      1. The Inner Critic

                      This is your constant abuser who is often a conglomeration of:

                      • Other people’s words; many times your parents.
                      • Thoughts you have created based on your own or other peoples expectations.
                      • Comparing yourself to other people, including those in the media.
                      • The things you told yourself as a result of painful experiences such as betrayal and rejection. Your interpretation creates your self-doubt and self-blame, which are most likely undeserved in cases of rejection and betrayal.

                      The Inner Critic is motivated by pain, low self-esteem, lack of self-acceptance and lack of self-love.

                      Why else would this person abuse you? And since this person is actually you– why else would you abuse yourself? Why would you let anyone treat you this badly?

                      2. The Worrier

                      This person lives in the future; in the world of “what ifs.”

                      The Worrier is motivated by fear which is often irrational and with no basis for it. Occasionally, this person is motivated by fear that what happened in the past will happen again.

                      3. The Reactor or Trouble-Maker

                      This is the one that triggers anger, frustration and pain. These triggers stem from unhealed wounds of the past. Any experience that is even closely related to a past wound will set him off.

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                      This person can be set off by words or feelings, and can even be set off by sounds and smells.

                      The Reactor has no real motivation and has poor impulse control and is run by past programming that no longer serves you, if it ever did.

                      4. The Sleep Depriver

                      This can be a combination of any number of different squatters including the inner planner, the rehasher, and the ruminator, along with the inner critic and the worrier.

                      The Sleep Depriver’s motivation can be:

                      • As a reaction to silence, which he fights against
                      • Taking care of the business you neglected during the day
                      • Self-doubt, low self-esteem, insecurity and generalized anxiety
                      • As listed above for the inner critic and worrier

                      How can you control these squatters?

                      How to Master Your Mind

                      You are the thinker and the observer of your thoughts. You must pay attention to your thoughts so you can identify “who” is running the show; this will determine which technique you will want to use.

                      Begin each day with the intention of paying attention to your thoughts and catching yourself when you are thinking undesirable thoughts.

                      There are two ways to control your thoughts:

                      • Technique A – Interrupt and replace them
                      • Technique B – Eliminate them altogether

                      This second option is what is known as peace of mind!

                      The technique of interrupting and replacing is a means of reprogramming your subconscious mind. Eventually, the replacement thoughts will become the “go to” thoughts in the applicable situations.

                      Use Technique A with the Inner Critic and Worrier; and Technique B with the Reactor and Sleep Depriver.

                      For the Inner Critic

                      When you catch yourself thinking something negative about yourself (calling yourself names, disrespecting yourself, or berating yourself), interrupt it.

                      You can yell (in your mind), “Stop! No!” or, “Enough! I’m in control now.” Then, whatever your negative thought was about yourself, replace it with an opposite or counter thought or an affirmation that begins with “I am.”

                      For example, if your thought is, “I’m such a loser,” you can replace it with, “I am a Divine Creation of the Universal Spirit. I am a perfect spiritual being learning to master the human experience. I am a being of energy, light, and matter. I am magnificent, brilliant, and beautiful. I love and approve of myself just as I am.”

                      You can also have a dialogue with yourself with the intention of discrediting the ‘voice’ that created the thought, if you know whose voice it is:

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                      “Just because so-and-so said I was a loser doesn’t make it true. It was his or her opinion, not a statement of fact. Or maybe they were joking and I took it seriously because I’m insecure.”

                      If you recognize that you have recurring self-critical thoughts, you can write out or pre-plan your counter thoughts or affirmation so you can be ready. This is the first squatter you should evict, forcefully, if necessary:

                      • They rile up the Worrier.
                      • The names you call yourself become triggers when called those names by others, so he also maintains the presence of the Reactor.
                      • They are often present when you try to fall asleep so he perpetuates the Sleep Depriver.
                      • They are a bully and is verbally and emotionally abusive.
                      • They are the destroyer of self-esteem. They convince you that you’re not worthy. They’re a liar! In the interest of your self-worth, get them out!

                      Eliminate your worst critic and you will also diminish the presence of the other three squatters.

                      Replace them with your new best friends who support, encourage, and enhance your life. This is a presence you want in your mind.

                      For the Worrier

                      Prolonged anxiety is mentally, emotionally and physically unhealthy. It can have long-term health implications.

                      Fear initiates the fight or flight response, creates worry in the mind and creates anxiety in the body.

                      You should be able to recognize a “worry thought” immediately by how you feel. The physiological signs that the fight or flight response of fear has kicked in are:

                      • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, or surge of adrenaline
                      • Shallow breathing or breathlessness
                      • Muscles tense

                      Use the above stated method to interrupt any thought of worry and then replace it. But this time you will replace your thoughts of worry with thoughts of gratitude for the outcome you wish for.

                      If you believe in a higher power, this is the time to engage with it. Here is an example:

                      Instead of worrying about my loved ones traveling in bad weather, I say the following (I call it a prayer):

                      “Thank you great spirit for watching over _______. Thank you for watching over his/her car and keeping it safe, road-worthy, and free of maintenance issues without warning. Thank you for surrounding him/her with only safe, conscientious, and alert drivers. And thank you for keeping him/her safe, conscientious, and alert.”

                      Smile when you think about it or say it aloud, and phrase it in the present tense; both of these will help you feel it and possibly even start to believe it.

                      If you can visualize what you are praying for, the visualization will enhance the feeling so you will increase the impact in your vibrational field.

                      Now take a calming breath, slowly in through your nose, and slowly out through the mouth. Take as many as you like!

                      Replacing fearful thoughts with gratitude will decrease reactionary behavior, taking the steam out of the Reactor.

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                      For example:

                      If your child gets lost in the mall, the typical parental reaction that follows the fearful thoughts when finding them is to yell at them.

                      “I told you never to leave my sight.” This reaction just adds to the child’s fear level from being lost in the first place. Plus, it also teaches them that mom and/or dad will get mad when he or she makes a mistake, which may make them lie to you or not tell you things in the future.

                      Change those fearful thoughts when they happen:

                      “Thank You (your choice of Higher Power) for watching over my child and keeping him safe. Thank you for helping me find him soon.”

                      Then, when you see your child after this thought process, your only reaction will be gratitude, and that seems like a better alternative for all people involved.

                      For the Trouble-Maker, Reactor or Over-Reactor

                      Permanently eliminating this squatter will take a bit more attention and reflection after the fact to identify and heal the causes of the triggers; but until then, you can prevent the Reactor from getting out of control by initiating conscious breathing as soon as you recognize his presence.

                      The Reactor’s thoughts or feelings activate the fight or flight response just like with the Worrier. The physiological signs of his presence will be the same. With a little attention, you should be able to tell the difference between anxiety, anger, frustration, or pain:

                      • Increased heart rate and blood pressure; surge of adrenaline
                      • Shallow breathing or breathlessness
                      • Muscles tension

                      I’m sure you’ve heard the suggestion to count to ten when you get angry—well, you can make those ten seconds much more productive if you are breathing consciously during that time.

                      Conscious breathing is as simple as it sounds; just be conscious of your breathing. Pay attention to the air going in and coming out.

                      Breathe in through your nose:

                      • Feel the air entering your nostrils.
                      • Feel your lungs filling and expanding.
                      • Focus on your belly rising.

                      Breathe out through your nose:

                      • Feel your lungs emptying.
                      • Focus on your belly falling.
                      • Feel the air exiting your nostrils.

                      Do this for as long as you like. Leave the situation if you want. This gives the adrenaline time to normalize.

                      Now you can address the situation with a calmer, more rational perspective and avoid damaging behavior.

                      One of the troubles this squatter causes is that it adds to the sleep depriver’s issues. By evicting, or at least controlling the Reactor, you will decrease reactionary behavior, which will decrease the need for the rehashing and ruminating that may keep you from falling asleep.

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                      Master your mind and stop the Reactor from bringing stress to you and your relationships!

                      For the Sleep Depriver

                      (They’re made up of the Inner Planner, the Rehasher and the Ruminator, along with the Inner Critic and the Worrier.)

                      I was plagued with a very common problem: not being able to turn off my mind at bedtime. This inability prevented me from falling asleep and thus, getting a restful and restorative night’s sleep.

                      Here’s how I mastered my mind and evicted the Sleep Depriver and all his cronies.

                      1. I started by focusing on my breathing—paying attention to the rise and fall of my belly—but that didn’t keep the thoughts out for long. (Actually, I now start with checking my at-rest mouth position to keep me from clenching.)
                      2. Then I came up with replacement strategy that eliminated uncontrolled thinking—imagining the word in while breathing in and thinking the word out when breathing out. I would (and do) elongate the word to match the length of my breath.

                      When I catch myself thinking, I shift back to in, out. With this technique, I am still thinking, sort of, but the wheels are no longer spinning out of control. I am in control of my mind and I choose quiet.

                      From the first time I tried this method I started to yawn after only a few cycles and am usually asleep within ten minutes.

                      For really difficult nights, I add an increase of attention by holding my eyes in a looking-up position (Closed, of course!). Sometimes I try to look toward my third eye but that really hurts my eyes.

                      If you have trouble falling asleep because you can’t shut off your mind, I strongly recommend you try this technique. I still use it every night. You can start sleeping better tonight!

                      You can also use this technique any time you want to:

                      • Fall back to sleep if you wake up too soon.
                      • Shut down your thinking.
                      • Calm your feelings.
                      • Simply focus on the present moment. 

                      The Bottom Line

                      Your mind is a tool, and like any other tool, it can be used for constructive purposes or for destructive purposes.

                      You can allow your mind to be occupied by unwanted, undesirable and destructive tenants, or you can choose desirable tenants like peace, gratitude, compassion, love, and joy.

                      Your mind can become your best friend, your biggest supporter, and someone you can count on to be there and encourage you. The choice is yours!

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