10 Drinks To Fight Bloating

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If you enjoyed one too many helpings at dinner last night you might have woken up this morning feeling like you gained ten pounds. In all reality you probably haven't gained a thing - except for an excess amount of bloat.

Thankfully, these symptoms can be short-lived with just a few healthy ingredients. Of course drinking plain water is the best way to flush out the excess salt and bloat build-up, but sometimes you need a super-charged drink to help you out.

Get rid of that uncomfortable bloated feeling and get back on track by sipping on one of the following ten drinks!

Bloating is simply a build-up of too much salt or built up gas in your gastrointestinal tract. This can lead to that uncomfortable feeling of sluggishness as well as some unfortunate side effects such as flatulence or belching.

Debloat Green Smoothie


With their natural enzymes, papaya and pineapple help to combat the symptoms of bloating. Along with bananas and coconut water, which contains potassium, this drink helps to flush out the extra sodium that could be causing your belly bloat. With added spinach for fiber that helps to move things along in the digestive tract, this Debloat Green Smoothie will have you feeling back to your normal self in no time!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup pineapple

1/2 cup papaya

1 banana, frozen

1/4 cup diced cucumber

1 cup coconut water

2 cups spinach

handful of ice cubes


Directions:

Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender.


Blend until smooth.
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Banish Belly Bloat Juice


Lemon, celery and cucumber all shine as a natural diuretic in this juice recipe. Helping the body to flush out excess sodium reduces the amount of water that your body is holding on to, thus removing the belly bloat. Just one of these powerhouse debloating ingredients is enough to help combat bloat, but this recipe utilizes all three!


Ingredients:


1 cucumber, sliced

2 celery stalks

1 lemon, peeled

2 apples, cored and sliced


Directions:


Run all ingredients through a juicer.

Serve over ice, if desired


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Beat Bloat Juice


Pineapple aids in digestion, celery combats excess sodium content and water retention while fennel and ginger root help to grow healthy gut flora. Fight bloat and build up a healthy gut with this Beat Bloat juice!


Ingredients:


1/2 small pineapple, sliced

1/2 medium fennel, sliced

2 ribs celery

1 inch ginger


Directions:


Run all ingredients through a juicer.

Serve over ice, if desired.


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Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Juice


When it comes to getting your gut health in order, this drink has it all. Apple cider vinegar is a superfood wonder when it comes to gut health. This includes its natural enzymes as well as its ability to act as a probiotic to help improve gut health. In combination with lemon and ginger, this juice will help to flush out the toxins in your body that cause bloat while always improving your overall gut health.


Ingredients:


1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon raw honey

1/4 teaspoon ginger

dash of cayenne


Directions:


Mix ingredients into a small glass. Add roughly an ounce of warm water and stir well

Drink at once


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Summer Breeze Juice


All that extra water in watermelon won't just help keep you hydrated - it'll also help to flush out that nasty bloat causing sodium! Watermelon is known for its water content, but did you know that it also contains potassium? Potassium along with the excess water in watermelon help to flush out the excess salt in your body and relieve your symptoms of bloating.


Ingredients:


3 fresh basil leaves

1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

1/2 lime

dash of cayenne

5 cups watermelon, diced


Directions:


Process all ingredients in a juicer

Stir well and enjoy


Viva Forever Juice


Carrot juice as well as lemon juice is a natural diuretic, helping to flush out toxins and water retention. Ginger helps to combat bloating by soothing the digestive tract, which can become inflamed when there is an excess of intestinal gas build-up due to too much food. Flush out toxins and aid any digestive ailments with this juice!


Ingredients:


12 carrots, diced

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 handful cilantro

1/2 cup coconut water

1 inch ginger

1/4 lemon

1/4 lime


Directions:


Run all ingredients but coconut water and cayenne through a juicer.

Add coconut water and cayenne to juice and stir well.


Don't Forget Your Roots Juice


Beets are a fantastic root to juice for overall health and well-being. Beets have fantastic cleansing abilities, keeping the liver as well as blood clean from toxins. Paired with carrots, which act as a natural diuretic, this delicious juice will help to flush out any bloat-causing ailments, including constipation.


Ingredients:


1 beet

10 medium carrots

1 5" long sweet potato


Directions:


Juice the ingredients in this order - beets, sweet potato and carrots


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Lemon Essence Juice


This detoxifying juice combines carrots, ginger and lemons - all of which fight against water retention and bloat. This drink is a fantastic indigestion fighter as well as a bloat reducing juice.


Ingredients:


1 medium apple

8 medium carrots

1/4 inch ginger

1 lemon


Directions:


Run all ingredients through a juicer.


We Got The Beet


This juice may have a few more ingredients than others, but variety is the spice of life! Beet, carrots, ginger and even orange act as cleansers in this drink to aid in a natural detox while the sweet potato kicks in with the potassium to remove that excess salt.


Ingredients:


1 medium apple

8 medium carrots

1 beet

1/4 inch ginger

1 large orange

1 5" inch sweet potato


Directions:


Run all ingredients through a juicer.


Cranberry Juice Cocktail


Cranberry juice is pretty well known for its diuretic benefits. However when it comes to purchasing cranberry juice, too many people are buying a "cocktail" drink, which is filled with additives such as sugars and chemicals. Create your own cocktail at home and save some money and calories while also fighting bloat!


Ingredients:


60 ounces of water

1 tablespoon cranberry juice (make sure it reads 100% cranberry juice!)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 dandelion root tea bag


Directions:


Combine all ingredients and allow to set up.

Drink throughout the day to flush out toxins and salt.

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