3. Use Herbal Teas or Essential Oils to Relieve Bloating
An herbal tea of ginger or fennel after a full meal can help decrease the bloating or gas. If you like essential oils, use fennel, peppermint, or chamomile; you can add a drop of oil to water or tea to drink, or rub a drop of oil with some coconut or almond oil onto the abdominal area for relief.
2. Lifestyle Habits to Avoid and Flatten Your Tummy
Smoking, eating quickly, and chewing gum are habits that cause you to intake excess air, which causes bloating. Either slow or delete these habits to flatten your tummy.
1. Best Foods to Eat to Flatten Your Tummy
Pineapple and papaya contain two enzymes, bromelain, and papain, that help aid the digestion of proteins. Bananas have a lot of potassium, which helps combat the salty food that causes bloating. Celery is a diuretic that helps you with water retention.
Yogurt and kefir give you the good bacteria which will aid digestion and help fight the bad bacteria that might be the cause of bloating. Other good foods are cucumbers, tomatoes, asparagus, and leafy lettuce greens that are high in water and minerals like magnesium to decrease salt intake.