Have you ever had those days when you absolutely need to flatten your belly in like a day? It could be for a big event coming up or a dress that requires a “snatched” belly. Either way, a flat-abs workout may not save you in time. So what do you do when you need immediate results? Well, the good news is that there are a few hacks that can slim a puffy stomach in just 24 hours. They are listed below, but henceforth, you should start paying more attention to your middle. Promise?
Here are some life-saving flat tummy tricksyou can do.
1. Skip the salt
Salt is a lot of times the cause of bloating. Too much of it causes fluid retention in the body, making you sluggish and, worse still, puffy. Asides reducing the amount of salt you add to food, make sure to check those food packets to know how much salt you’re actually taking. Also, drink a lot of water to flush out salt from your system.
2. Drink ginger tea
One of the top ways to reduce bloating, ginger contains an enzyme called zingibain that helps to digest protein and can also relieve that “overfull” feeling when taken after a meal. To get the most out of this anti-bloat remedy, grate a fresh chunk of ginger into a mug and add hot water and honey to taste. Or add it directly to your food, or try a fresh ginger-lime detox shot.
3. Pop probiotics
According to research, an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut can cause bloating. This can be caused by antibiotics or a poor diet. Keep in mind, though, that some strains are thought to be more effective than others at flattening a puffy tum, so check with a trusted health advisor before getting one.
4. Have a tropical smoothie
Pineapples and papaya (pawpaws) both contain enzymes that help break down protein in your stomach, quite like ginger. This makes the superfoods go-tos for de-bloating in a hurry. Throw some of each in a blender. Add a splash of fermented coconut water and you’ll have a delicious tropical snack that’s also filled with good bacteria.