The Best & Worst Drinks for Bloating

When It comes to bloating, it’s not just a case of ‘you are what you eat’. Because, dear SkinnyMinters, what you drink is equally as important!

Whether you’re a diet soda addict or a caffeine junkie, you might be surprised to learn how your fave bevvie stacks up. Intrigued? Read on for all the winners and losers in the battle against the bloat!

Beer

They call it a beer belly for a reason! While a daily habit can lead to a permanent paunch, even a single bottle of the yeasty beverage can lead to belly bloat! Alcohol in general causes fluid retention and puffiness, and downing a few higher-carb beers is kinda like enjoying a liquid meal. Combine that with the salty bar snacks and it’s no wonder you’ll need to undo that top button!

Milk

Found in dairy, lactose is a natural sugar that, if unable to be broken down, can cause bloating, cramping, gas and urgent trips to the bathroom. If you’re lactose intolerant or sensitive, milk, shakes and creamy lattes won’t do your troubled tum tum any favors.

Diet Soda

It may be sugar free, but diet soda is a top bloat-causing culprit for two reasons. Firstly, it’s carbonated. The bubbles in carbonated drinks – including soda and mineral water – cause a build-up of air in the digestive tract and can cause gas and stomach distension. Secondly, the artificial sweeteners used are hard to break down.

Coffee

Say it isn’t so! Unfortunately, our morning cups of Joe are quite acidic, which can cause more sensitive bellies to swell up. It also gets our bowels moving, and can exacerbate conditions such as IBS and gastritis.

Tea

Finally, a tick of approval! Thanks to its water content, tea helps you reach your daily hydration requirements and flush out your system. And fruit-flavored blends such as SkinnyMint Morning Boost also help sate your sweet tooth, without the need for added sugar.

Certain ingredients are known for their ability to ease digestive issues, such as peppermint and ginger root. These are just two of the powerful natural ingredients in Night Cleanse, the second step of the SkinnyMint Ultimate 28 Day Teatox. Sipped every second night before bed, Night Cleanse is an all-natural cleansing mix of relaxing and anti-bloating ingredients and gentle laxatives to support good digestion. In a recent survey, it helped 91% of customers feel less bloated!

Apple Juice

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so apple juice is a winner, right? Well… not exactly. Fruit juice in general is lower in beneficial fiber and higher in calories than the whole fruit. Apple juice is a double whammy, as apples are high in both fructose can AND sorbitol. Many people have problems digesting these natural sugars, particularly sorbitol. The result? Cramping, stomach pains and, you guessed it, bloating!

Water

To keep your digestive system in good shape and your belly flat, nothing beats straight-up, uncarbonated H20! Keep an eco-friendly, refillable bottle on you at all times and aim to drink around eight 8-ounce glasses daily (although this depends on individual requirements). The best bit? It’s totally free!

To beat the bloat, and turn over a healthy new leaf, get started on the SkinnyMint 28 Day Ultimate Teatox today!

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