UPDATED June 17th, 2017
Bloating can be caused by two very different things: formation of gas in the digestive tract, or a buildup of excess fluid known as water retention. According to Medical News Today, “Water retention, also known as fluid retention refers to an excessive buildup of fluid in the circulatory system, body tissues, or cavities in the body.” Unfortunately this is a problem for many of us during the hot, humid summer months and it certainly doesn’t help you feel svelte and bikini-ready. Luckily there are some easy remedies, so we’ve found 15 ways to reduce bloating and banish that puffy feeling.
1. Eat Fresh Fruits & Veggies
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants helps your body cleanse itself of excess fluid. Simple, cheap, easy! We should all be doing this anyway, right?