Beat Belly Bloat

Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine

Dealing with the occasional bloat issues seems to go along with being female. So, if you've been annoyed with bloating lately, consider drinking my favorite bloat-zapping tonic that you can easily make at home...

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My favorite way to beat bloat? Take a small handful of mint leaves (mint tea bags work too), a few slices of fresh ginger root, and some lemon or orange slices and steep in hot water for at least 5 minutes, then sip.

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Ginger and mint are wonderful, natural bloat-fighters (citrus just adds to the yumminess of the brew and gives you a boost of C and antioxidants, always great for glowing, bikini-ready skin). Both can soothe gassy intestines and improve digestion (which really is the cause of bloating--you need to clear out what's in there!). Drink this two or three times in the 24 hours prior to bikini time, and you'll notice the difference.

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Do you suffer from the occasional belly bloating? What's your remedy?

P.S. Have you tried ... carrot lemonade? And, skip the energy drink and eat this healthy thing--it will rev you up!

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