Easy Bloat Busting Tips for Fitting Into Your Favorite Jeans by Tomorrow Morning
Do you ever have those days that you can put on your favorite pair of jeans and wind up looking and feeling good, but the next day you feel like you've gained 10 pounds overnight and now cannot get into your favorite pair of jeans? Dr. Oz tells viewers that the problem is often due to belly bloat and offers these easy tips for fitting into your jeans every day.
“Do you ever feel that your bloat is so bad that you feel like you are walking around with an inner tube around your waist? Well today I’m introducing the belly bloat fix to banish belly bloat for good,” says Dr. Oz as he tells viewers about his latest belly bloat cures for a tighter and flatter tummy that makes wearing jeans feel like a pleasure rather than a punishment in the morning despite what you ate the night before.
Belly Bloat Fix #1: Alpha-Galactosidase
According to Dr. Oz, Alpha-Galactosidase is a natural enzyme in our digestive tract that helps prevent the buildup of gas after a meal—especially after eating foods that your stomach cannot fully digest like fats, heavy carbs from pasta and sugar-laden breads. However, when your body does not have enough of this enzyme, then bacteria in the gut take over to finish digesting the fats and sugars, but then wind up releasing bloat-causing gas that causes the tummy to pooch out.
If bloating is a common problem for you—especially after meals—then Dr. Oz recommends taking 1 dose of Alpha-Galactosidase in liquid or pill form before every meal to see if that puts a stop to your bloating.
Belly Bloat Fix #2: Ginger Lollipops
“Doctors give these to kids when they have upset stomachs,” says Dr. Oz. “When you are pregnant and feeling queasy, doctors give these as well.”
Dr. Oz tells viewers that ginger works great for helping to relax the intestinal tract so that gas does not buildup and result in excessive and embarrassing flatulence on top of the belly bloating.
His recommendation is to take ginger in the form of ginger lollipops, ginger chews or a ginger tea following every meal to prevent the trapping of excessive gas in the tummy.
Belly Bloat Fix #3: Pumpkin
“Bloating comes in many different forms, but there are definitely people who wake up in the morning bloated and it’s usually something they should have done the night before that could have prevented it,” says Dr. Oz who recommends eating pumpkin at night to prevent bloating in the morning.
According to Dr. Oz, pumpkin works on busting bloating by helping the body get rid of excess water storage from eating too many salty foods. The pumpkin is rich in potassium, which helps the kidneys work toward flushing the excess water out of the body.
Dr. Oz recommends eating one cup of 100% unadulterated canned pumpkin every night before going to bed. However, if eating pumpkin straight out of a can is not to your liking, you can mix one cup of pumpkin with one cup of Greek yogurt and add one tablespoon of cinnamon for a tasty and healthy dessert that will help beat your morning belly bloat.
“It is the perfect de-bloat dessert,” says Dr. Oz.
Belly Bloat Fix #4: Peppermint Water
“Peppermint improves the flow of bile,” says Dr. Oz as he explains to viewers that peppermint helps prevent and treat bloating by stimulating the normal digestive process to work more actively toward emptying out digested food.
Dr. Oz recommends adding 3 drops of peppermint extract to a glass of water before drinking; or, get your peppermint extract in a pill form with 2 peppermint oil capsules twice a day.