Bloat Busters

by Piper Zoe






Bloating can cause a temporary weight of 5 to 8 pounds. The two main causes are water retention and food not being digested properly. For some women, who may be trying to lose weight or trying to keep excess weight off, it can be discouraging to see the scale go up a couple of pounds instead of going down.

Here are six common herbs to help soothe your stomach:

Green Tea helps to eliminate excess water and stimulates digestion, along with providing much needed antioxidants.

Ginger Root helps to increase gastrointestinal motility and eliminate the feeling of fullness, along with expelling gas and helping to correct the balance of intestinal microbes.

Dandelion Leaf is considered one of the best herbal diuretics and contains up to 4 percent potassium.

Fennel Seed helps to reduce gas and stimulates digestion.

Asparagus Root is also a powerful diuretic and helps to eliminate water retention.

Peppermint Leaf helps to increase gastric motility, reduces gas and stimulates digestion.

Each of these is a tasty way to keep down the bloat and enjoy the healthy side effects of proper digestion.


This article is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. You should promptly seek professional medical advice if you have any concern about your health or physical condition, and you should always consult your physician before following the recommendations presented here.  




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