11. Sweet potato
This potato variety is a nutritious complex carbohydrate, not nearly as starchy as its plain potato cousin. These root vegetables are versatile and are known to help support liver function. You can find some great sweet potato recipes here.
This fruit is somewhat acidic, so you’re better off cooking it a bit for the morning-after bloat. Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene (the pigment that makes a tomato red, it’s also found in watermelon), which is a known anti-inflammatory. (9)
Here are some new ways to enjoy these foods to nourish, energize, and reduce bloating!
- Two poached eggs over sautéed spinach and topped with sliced avocado. Try with a side of roasted sweet potato or cubed papaya or melon.
- An omelet or frittata made with spinach and tomato.
- A kefir smoothie made with papaya (or banana) and spinach.
- Sweet potato toast with an egg or avocado on top. To make sweet potato toast (also good crumbled as croutons on your next salad!), cut a sweet potato into ¼ inch-thick slices and pop them into the toaster or toaster oven. Toast on high once or twice until done.
- Blend two steamed sweet potatoes with two eggs to form a batter and cook the pancake mixture in a little bit of coconut oil.
You may be surprised at how good you’ll feel after eating a breakfast filled with foods that reduce bloating. You won’t have to deal with painful morning bloat anymore.