5 Tips To Beat Bloated Stomach

(BPT) –  Three out of four women (77 percent) have felt self-conscious while wearing a swimsuit due to body issues, according to a recent Renew Life survey, and their midsection is the main reason. Bloated stomach is the No. 1 reason why women feel self-conscious in swimwear or figure hugging outfits.

Wearing a swimsuit requires bravery! Most women in the survey (60 percent) typically do some preparation to look their best, or beach ready, for summer, vacations or a swimsuit occasion. We have five simple tips to help you battle the bloat and feel your best at the pool, on the beach and beyond.

1. Cleanse

First, prime your body with a herbal cleanse from Renew Life. This easy three-day cleanse works with the body’s natural metabolism to help eliminate waste and toxins, and relieves occasional bloating and constipation. You’ll detoxify, reduce water retention and immediately feel more energized.

2. Eat smart

Avoid highly processed foods to maintain a tame tummy. These foods are typically high in sodium and low in fiber, which contributes to that bloated feeling. Some vegetables should be avoided as well. Beyond beans, avoid broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, which can cause a gassy feeling.

3. Hydrate

Staying hydrated is essential on hot days, but don’t reach for carbonated drinks. The bubbles can get trapped in your belly and contribute to bloating. Instead, go for good old H2O. If you need a little flavor, add a few wedges of fresh orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit for a healthy twist that’s sure to quench your thirst.

4. Maintain gut health

A properly functioning gut contains a delicate balance of bacteria to help with digestive and immune health. Without this balance, you can feel bloated and unwell. Keep your gut in check with a daily probiotic supplement like Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotic. Just one daily pill can help replenish the balance to help you keep bloat under control.

5. Exercise

If you’re bloated, you may be more tempted to curl up on the couch rather than get active. However, exercise stimulates the bowels and helps keep your digestive tract regular. Strive to move and groove at least 15 minutes a day. Take a short walk or turn on that workout video  — not only will you kick bloat to the curb, but you’ll look and feel great.

Don’t let tummy troubles keep you from doing the things you love. With these five tips you’ll have occasional bloat under control and be ready for swimsuit season.