5 Drinks to Get Rid of Belly Bloat

Drinks to reduce belly bloat

A bloated belly can make you feel pretty uncomfortable during the day. These five refreshing drinks can help you avoid or reduce belly bloat.

What causes belly bloat?

Bloating can be caused by several things, including:

  • poor eating habits, such as eating too fast
  • carbonated beverages
  • gassy foods (onion, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, legumes etc. can have unpleasant consequences)
  • dehydration

Dehydration is not always the cause of belly bloat. But keep in mind that more than 50% of our body is made up of water!

This means it is really important that you stay hydrated.

Experts recommend that you drink regularly throughout the day before you get thirsty. You should also pay attention to the following signs of dehydration:

  • Headaches
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Dark urine
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation and bloating

The following five drinks can help you avoid or reduce belly bloat:

1. Green tea

Unsweetened green tea quenches your thirst, boosts your metabolism and can act like a prebiotic (non-digestible food fibers that stimulate the growth of good bacteria in your gut). You can drink it hot or cold.

A cup of green tea.

2. Water with lemon or cucumber

Pep up boring water with a slice or two of lemon or cucumber. This adds variety and tastes amazing. Plus, it stimulates your metabolism.

Tip:

Drink still water. Carbonated water can cause bloating.

A glas of water with lemon or cucumber

3. Watermelon smoothie

A smoothie made from fresh watermelon can taste wonderful and refreshing. Thanks to its high water and potassium content, this fruit helps to relieve belly bloat. Plus, it is low in calories.

A watermelon smoothie

4. Peppermint tea

Peppermint has many positive benefits. It relieves cramps and relaxes the body. This makes peppermint tea the perfect drink for getting rid of belly bloat. The tea tastes best when you pour hot water over the fresh peppermint and let it brew for several minutes.

A cup of peppermint tea

5. Pineapple frappé

Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain. This reduces inflammation and stimulates digestion. A fresh pineapple frappé can thus help you avoid belly bloat. Plus, it tastes delicious!

Pineapple frappé in a glas.

So don’t forget to drink plenty of fluids! This keeps you fit and helps you avoid belly bloat.

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Julia Denner Runtastic dietitian Julia is a creative cook. She is convinced that a varied diet and regular exercise are the keys to success. View all posts by Julia Denner »