Follow these 5 easy tips on how to keep a flat stomach and prevent bloating while on holiday.
Brilliant sunshine, waves lapping on the shore and a beautiful beach are hardly the best time to feel bloated. Discover five easy ways to a flat tummy stomach on holiday.
Fluid & Fibre
When it’s hot you need to keep hydrated so make sure you get plenty of water and soft drinks. Keep active too - a gentle walk when the temperature cools also helps your gut do its job. A change of scene often involves a change of habits and food, which can lead to difficulty going to the loo. But beware fibre overload, little by little does the trick.
Bloating can come from allergies and intolerance to certain foods. Keep an eye on milk, eggs, wheat, gluten and fructose (fruit sugar) to check they’re not upsetting your digestion.
Pass the potassium
Too much salt can cause bloating through water retention, and sodium levels may be higher in processed or restaurant foods. The remedy? More potassium, found in bananas, white beans, lima beans and soy beans.
Say yes to yoghurt
Probiotics contain active cultures that encourage good gut bacteria like lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. For sweetness, add a little fresh fruit.
Can the carbonates
Bubbles give you bloat. Choose still drinks instead.