3 easy ways to beat bloating

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While carb-heavy foods or a couple of beers can predictably cause bloating, other times your stomach may puff out with no obvious reason.

So it's important to know that it's not just food that can cause a bloated tummy but stress too.

Fitness fanatic and writer for Pop Sugar Fitness, Dominique Astorino, experienced stress-related bloating when she moved to a new city, though she had trouble diagnosing what was making her slim frame bloat out by the end of each day. After visiting numerous doctors and undergoing multiple tests, it wasn't until she saw an acupuncturist and a gastroenterologist that she finally realised the root of the problem.

Dominique was advised to try natural remedies like acupuncture, charcoal tablets, ginger root, ginger tea, and probiotics to help beat the bloat.

And Sydney-based natural health expert Amie Skilton has also recently opened up about different foods that can help banish a bloated tummy, telling Australian magazine Woman's Day her top three suggestions are activated charcoal, bitter greens and celery.

Activated charcoal

"If someone is really gassy, this can absorb any biotoxins that are sitting in the gut," Amie told the publication. "It only provides symptomatic relief though, but do see a practitioner to fix any gut imbalances."

Bitter greens

"Bloat from constipation can be addressed by kale, spinach, watercress, broccoli, rocket, charred silverbeet, leafy greens from the top of beetroot, dandelion greens and endive," she listed.


"Celery is a natural diuretic that assists the kidneys in shifting excess fluid," she said, adding that celery juice is one of the easier ways to take the vegetable. You can also sprinkle celery seeds over salads.

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