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Q: Are there any natural ways to quickly fight bloating?

A: Yep. Coffee, caffeinated drinks, asparagus, and celery will all help your body get rid of excess fluid and sodium.

And water and foods with a high water content (like cucumbers) ease a bloated belly, because they flush excess sodium from your system. Potassium-rich bananas help, too.


Frances A. Largeman-Roth, RD, is Health’s Senior Food and Nutrition Editor. Read Frances’s blog at Health.com/frances.