Undoubtedly, you've read that infusions of ginger or mint are both good for digestion. Ginger facilitates increased secretion of digestive juices while mint helps relax the muscles to allow foods to settle and pass through. Even a chamomile infusion can reduce the spasmodic activity that can contribute to gas.
There are also some herbs from Chinese Medicine that may be even more effective, for example, lotus leaf and Chinese hawthorn. When your digestion is feeling sluggish, incomplete, or stagnant, look to Chinese hawthorn; in China it is widely used to aid the processing of undigested food and wastes and to support liver health and function. Lotus leaf assists in the transit of carbs and fats and can help alleviate the bloating caused by water retention. Pour boiling water over these herbs, steep for 5 to 10 minutes, then sip to facilitate easier digestion, less buildup of wastes, and the resulting flatter stomach.
Whether you're trying to get your skinny jeans buttoned or ensure a flat belly before putting on a swimsuit, these simple, fast, and effective tricks can help ensure your digestion is smooth, easy, and consistent.