Thursday, August 06, 2009

Bye-Bye Belly #5

- Try probiotics. They help break down food, preventing bloating and gas.

- Peppermint, chamomile, and fennel tea can relieve irritable bowel syndrome, which may cause gas and bloating, Schorr-Lesnick explains.

- Nix broccoli. it contains raffinose, an indigestible carb that'll puff you up like a parade float, Leslie Bonci, RD, says.

- Ditto for cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. If you must eat these veggies...

- Take Beano before-hand. Bonci says, a caplet or two will break down bloat-causing chemicals.

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