25 Foods that Banish Bloat

1. Bananas
They may feel heavy, but bananas do not make you gain weight. Quite the opposite: They’re loaded with filling fiber and potassium, which helps relieve water retention.
2. Cantaloupe
This orange melon is full of anti-bloating potassium, low in calories, and has a high water content, so you can get away with eating a lot of it.
3. Leafy greens
Some veggies, such as Brussels sprouts, are filled with important nutrients, but nonetheless make you bloat. Leafy greens, like kale, spinach, and lettuce, do no such thing. They’re all super-low-cal, loaded with fiber, and help ease water retention.
4. Olive oil
Though it’s not scientifically confirmed, there’s some evidence that small amounts of olive oil may help reduce belly fat. That’s because it contains a chemical called oleic acid, which helps break down fat in the body.
5. Grainy bread
You already know to stay away from processed white bread–all its sugars cause your blood sugar levels to spike and then plummet, leaving you hungry again fast. But whole-grain bread is packed with fiber, which stabilizes blood sugar levels to keep you full.
6. Artichokes
A medium-size one has 7 grams of fiber–almost 30 percent of your recommended daily allowance–to help your digestive system chug along properly.
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