I have heard lemon juice (or lemonade) is a good way to reduce bloating. I gave it a try to see if there was any truth to it.
Sharing my findings:
The way the lemonade is prepared does seem to make a difference
- Lemon juice – Hot water mixed with sugar, after it cools add juice from lemons. Works well to reduce bloating!
- Lemon soda – Squeeze a lemon in sparkling water and mix a pinch of salt (yes.. it does fizz). Works well to reduce bloating!
None of the other ways of homemade lemon juice/lemonade or versions seem to work to reduce bloating.
Then, I looked at whether store bought lemonades would have a similar effect
- Walmart Marketside lemonade – High in sugar. Does not help to reduce bloating!
- Costco lemonade – Sour! Does not help to reduce bloating!
|Store bought Lemonade||Does it work / not|
|Walmart Marketside lemonade||No|
|Minute maid Lemonade||No|
For those who are trying to reduce bloating, would suggest you try Simply Lemonade and see the difference!