6 Flat-Belly Foods to Enjoy This Fall
If you are what you eat, it seems a good idea to eat foods that help fight bloating. Summery and exotic fruits, like papaya and pineapple, can prevent the belly bloat, but you should know about the best foods of the Fall season that combat that puffy, gassy feeling. Read on to see which foods, herbs, and spices to pick up the next time you're at the farmer's market or grocery store. We even include recipes suggestions for each ingredient, so you can get cooking with these foods.
Celery, the staple ingredient in many Thanksgiving stuffing recipes, naturally fights fluid retention and can help diminish intestinal gas. Plus, being a high-fiber food, celery boosts your digestive system to keep you regular.
You can use this veggie for more than crudité! Enjoy your dose of celery with this simple lemony celery salad.
A flavorful herb, rosemary is used to treat indigestion in Europe. Although its digestive benefits have yet to be studied, rosemary is a member of the tummy-friendly mint family, so it can't hurt to add this herb to marinades, salad dressings, and roasted vegetables.
Make a batch of rosemary-roasted pecans for a snack or a fancy salad topping.
Starting your morning with a bowl of oatmeal is a great way to fight bloating. The oat bran in this whole grain cereal promotes digestion, which helps you keep a flat belly all day long.
Liven up your breakfast with these healthy oatmeal recipes.
In season from Autumn through early Spring, fennel, especially its seeds, relaxes muscles in your GI tract to help relieve that gassy feeling. Add slices of the bulb to salads or brew tea with the seeds to help relieve bloating.
We're big fans of this citrus fennel salad.