10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

Whether you only suffer it during the holidays or have it as a year-round visitor, you may not know why it happens or how to reduce bloating. The good news and the bad news is that bloating and gas are usually directly caused by what you eat.

10 Foods That Can Help Reduce Bloat

You need all the help you can get in promoting digestive health with a careful diet, and the Chef'd crew is more than glad to step in to assist with meal plans that contain some of the best ingredients for prevention of bloating.

 

10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

A common bloating home remedy when mixed with water before a meal, apple cider vinegar is also a delicious ingredient that can add zesty flavor to your meal. As a key ingredient in the New York Times Cooking Provençal Salmon meal kit, the vinegar creates a perfect balance of flavor with the aromatic fennel seeds and fresh rosemary that finish off an irresistible seafood dish.

Try it: Provençal Salmon

10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

2. Lemon

The digestive benefits of lemons are not as well-known as their tart flavor, but as a low-FODMAP (fermentable-oligo-di-monosaccharides and polyols) food, they are exactly what you are looking for in a food to prevent bloating. The Chef'd original Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake is a delectable way to enjoy a classic dessert without worrying about the bloating afterward.

Try it: Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake

10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

3. Pineapple

The succulent and fibrous fruit of the pineapple plant is an underrated way to fight back against belly bloat. If you find yourself craving Chinese take-out but know that the MSG will make you pay for it, P.F. Chang's savory Ginger Garlic Chicken features a healthy share of pineapple to help you enjoy the simple pleasure without any lingering pain.

Try it: Ginger Garlic Chicken

10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

4. Carrots

One of the most versatile foods that help to prevent bloating with their naturally diuretic properties, carrots may not actually be good for eyesight but they are great for your digestion. The Good Housekeeping recipe for Lemon-Dill Chicken Meatball Soup uses carrots liberally to fill out the lemony broth of this easy-to-digest meal plan.

Try it: Lemon-Dill Chicken Meatball Soup

10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

5. Onion

While eating raw onions can make them a little harder to digest, as cooked ingredients they can actually help make a dish easier on the tummy. The Caramelized Onion Flatbread with Ricotta and Swiss Chard meal kit from New York Times Cooking serves onions in the most delicious way possible, caramelized over a creamy mix of parmesan and ricotta cheese in a digestion-friendly balsamic glaze reduction.

Try it: Caramelized Onion Flatbread with Ricotta and Swiss Chard

10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

6. Asparagus

For those who struggle with bloating and gassiness, asparagus can be a virtual superfood. Combining natural diuretic properties with insoluble fibers and prebiotics that foster beneficial bacteria, asparagus is known to be an excellent digestive aid. As if that wasn't enough, it is a delicious foundational ingredient for Keri Glassman's scrumptious Dijon Salmon and Roasted Asparagus meal kit.

Try it: Dijon Salmon and Roasted Asparagus

10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

7. Bananas

This potassium-rich fruit doesn't just reduce cramps but also helps to regulate your sodium levels to reduce salt-induced bloating in the belly area. Our Almond Butter Toast with Mascarpone and Bananas meal kit takes all these benefits and presents them as a delicious topper for a quick bite in the morning before work or morning exercise sessions, and with ingredient and meal delivery straight to your door, mornings have never been easier.

Try it: Almond Butter Toast with Mascarpone and Bananas

10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

8. Garlic

Fresh cut garlic may get a bad reputation for its strong odor, but, when it comes to stimulating gastric processes to prevent gas and bloating, it has no peer. While eating it in a simple soup may be the quickest way to deliver relief, you can enjoy the same results in style with our 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken with Purple Smashed Potatoes and Spinach meal kit.

Try it: 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken with Purple Smashed Potatoes and Spinach

10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

9. Peaches

The delicious peach is known to help digestion - its high fiber content, combined with its 80% water content, make you feel full, yet quickly travels through your digestive system. The Chef'd Honey Grilled Peaches with Caprese Salad meal kit enhances the flavor of digestion-friendly tomatoes and basil with the sweet taste of perfectly grilled peaches.

Try it: Honey Grilled Peaches with Caprese Salad

10 Foods That Reduce Bloat

10. Ginger

Ginger is an old-fashioned way of treating bloating and cramps that never goes out of style. A natural carminative that calms intestinal activity and smoothes out the digestive process, it is also a sweet and spicy addition to any dish. As a part of Andrea Nguyen's mouthwatering Gingery Pot Stickers with Cooling Cucumber Salad and Ginger Tamari Dipping Sauce meal kit, the fresh ginger can be your secret weapon in the battle against bloating.

Try it: Gingery Pot Stickers