Not always easy to keep a slim figure with a flat stomach … But the belly is not inevitable! Here are three tips to follow to say goodbye to bloating and find a flat stomach.
Tip # 1: Reduce your salt intake
Salt is found in every kitchen and when it is consumed reasonably, it is beneficial for the body (provided you consume pure sea salt or Himalayas and avoid refined salts called “table salts”). However, too much salt can be harmful to your health and cause the phenomenon of water retention. Processed foods such as fast foods, frozen foods are very high in sodium and can promote bloating and weight gain in the abdominal belt.
Tip # 2: Drink water!
For the body to function properly, it is important to drink plenty of water (at least 1.5 liters of water a day, or the equivalent of 8 glasses of water). Water helps hydrate, eliminate toxins and excess fluids, which will help you find a flat stomach.
Tip # 3: Stop chewing gum!
When you chew gum, you swallow air that goes directly into the stomach. You’re probably not going to believe it, but chewing sugar-free chewing gum is a lot worse for “pushing” your stomach.
What are the foods that promote a flat stomach?
All green vegetables
Cucumbers, asparagus, celery, salad, broccoli … all these vegetables have a very low calorie intake and are naturally rich in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants that help to keep a fine size. For example: a cucumber contains only 45 calories per 100 grams.
Despite its high caloric intake (an avocado contains an average of 140 calories), this fruit contains healthy fats (mono-fats) that help deflate and lose weight.
Powdered or flaked, oats stimulate the digestive system by improving transit, which is essential for a flat stomach. Ideal for breakfast or to sprinkle on your salad.
A true natural laxative, beet stimulates the digestive functions and the liver. With its low caloric and glycemic intake, it is ideal for losing weight and getting a flat stomach quickly.
It is the diuretic par excellence, and it is very effective for stimulating biliary secretion and transit.
Other fruits rich in fiber:
The apple, the pear, the mango, the pineapple, the prune, etc.
Another tip to reduce bloating and have a flat stomach:
Did you know that belly massage for 5 minutes (morning and evening), in a clockwise direction, improves and stimulates intestinal transit? To maximize the benefits of this massage, you can add a few drops of essential oils to your cream or massage oil.