We’ve all been there: out for dinner or at a festive party, we throw caution to the wind and over-indulge. The smorgasbord of who-knows-what at the potluck or one too many shooters can leave us feeling tired and bloated and generally out of sorts the next morning.
The temptation may be to skip breakfast until things subside in the effort to purge your regrets from the night before and feel like yourself again. After all, Intermittent fasting is one way to help rid the body of toxins. Perhaps surprisingly, that’s not the best strategy to normalize and beat the bloat.
The Secret to Fighting the Bloat
Eating breakfast after a night of abandon may be a better approach: getting the digestive system going and stabilizing blood sugar will make you feel better sooner and will keep you from over-eating later in the day. It’ll also give you energy to move about, which will help your body to process your intake of the night before.
There are plenty of detoxifying foods and drinks that can help. You’ll be glad to know that you probably already have some of them in your kitchen.
The Best Breakfast Foods that Reduce Bloating
Eating breakfast is the best way to feel like yourself again.
The veggie is a mild diuretic and contains glutathione, “the master antioxidant” to reduce inflammation (1). It’s also full of vitamins and minerals to nourish and detoxify.
The fruit is rich in potassium, an electrolyte mineral that breaks down and consumes carbohydrates, moderates pH levels, and promotes digestion (2). Avocado is also filling, smooth and mild in flavor, and goes down easy.
Banana is another fruit with lots of potassium. It’s loaded with fiber to help digestion (3).