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August 5, 2008 6:19 PM
did i read somewhere that watermelon helps for bloating? i thought i did but i just ate a bunch of it and i feel worse than ever...ohwell
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August 5, 2008 6:35 PM
Well it's filled with both water and sugar, so... I'm not really sure. I would think that drinking a lot of water will help.
August 5, 2008 7:01 PM
it always makes me pee like a racehorse-- go figure.
August 5, 2008 7:18 PM
Grapefruit is good for bloating!!!
August 6, 2008 3:23 PM
Think they mean Watermelon Bloats you!!! It does me but I love it it makes me feel full............


Alisha
August 6, 2008 3:52 PM
Ok, I have heard some crazy things about watermelon but not about eliminating bloating (but if you believe the hype it is supposed to help your man's sex drive love )

Anyway here are some common and reliable ways to beat bloating.

1. Increase your water intake, include plenty of juicy fruits and veggies (it does mention oranges and watermelon as two great options)

2. Eat more fiber, fiber keeps everything going. A drastic increase in fiber can create constipation and bloating temporarily so increase your fiber in baby steps.

3. Outsmart PMS...basically, less salt at least a week before cycle and it also helps to increase your calcium to at least 1000 mg at this time too!

4. Plan for it, gas x and phazyme are great for breaking up gas bubbles that cause bloating but no antacids or bicarbonates or carbonates (this would include bubbly beverages!)

5. Eat less gassy foods, beans and cruciferous veggies (celery, carrots, broccoli and the like) INstead of eating a cup eat 1./2 cup at a time.

6. Move! get to walking, helps move gas through your bowels

7. Do Dairy...wisely, temporarily cut back on dairy products and once the bloating is gone increase gradually back into your diet

8. EAt slowly, big cause of bloating and gas is intake of too much air while eating or drinking in a hurry. YOu may not even realize you do it, make an effort to chew slowly and enjoy your meal.

9. Go natural...peppermint is a great cure for upset stomach or bloating

10. IF you take a lot of medicines or vitamins consider spreading them out through the day to avoid upset stomach and bloating.

but please don't OD on the watermelon again drinker
August 6, 2008 4:38 PM
Mango. The other day I was feeling bloated. Dont get that much as i went thru the change at 40. ( dont be hatin')

Anyway-I had some really yummy mangos. the next day i felt a lot better. and i lost a pound!bigsmile
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August 6, 2008 5:57 PM
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Mango. The other day I was feeling bloated. Dont get that much as i went thru the change at 40. ( dont be hatin')

Anyway-I had some really yummy mangos. the next day i felt a lot better. and i lost a pound!bigsmile


Oh, that's so unfair-- tongue

I'm 44 and waiting!!! CHANGE ALREADY!!!

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