The One Drink You Should Have Right Before Bed If You Want A Flat Stomach, According To Nutritionists

September 2, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Food

If you want flatter abs and have tried everything, including performing tens of crunches and planks each day, you’re not alone. The abs are notorious for holding onto excess fat. The only solution that will truly target this area is a combination of a healthy diet, cardio, strength training, and stress-relieving activities.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t turn to an ancient, soothing remedy to help relieve bloating and get flatter abs fast. This is the one drink you should have after dinner if you want a flatter stomach.

mint tea

Mint Tea


If you’re looking for ways to decrease bloating, particularly after a heavily fried meal that is upsetting your stomach, look no further than tea.

Herbal teas like ginger, green tea, and our number one choice — peppermint or speamint tea — all have properties that make them natural helpers when it comes to flatter abs. Of course, tea alone won’t get you a six pack (if only!), but reaching for peppermint tea or whipping up your own homemade tea (we included the recipe) will instantly ease tummy aches and bloating.


Peppermint tea has long been regarded as a golden elixir for anyone who suffers from stomach issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome. But its potential to help you lose belly fat and weight also helps make it a worthwhile tea to keep in your pantry.

As Nutritionist Dr. Simran Saini from Fortis Hospital told NDTV Food: "Peppermint tea helps in aiding weight loss, reduces heartburn, makes your skin glow, induces sleep and provides satiety, further helping you to lose weight. There is barely any side effect of peppermint tea; so you can drink it any time you want to.” 


If you need another excuse to try peppermint tea, other than the fact that it will help get you to flatter ab paradise, NDTV Food points out not one, not two, but eight health benefits you can experience when you drink peppermint tea. Mint tea may reduce stress, promote better sleep, keep you fuller for longer, ease an upset stomach, boost your immune system, improve digestion, and even give you fresher breath.

mint tea

Ginger Mint Turmeric Green Tea

For the ultimate anti-bloating, anti-inflammatory tea — one you can make at home in minutes — try this recipe, which combines some of the most potent tea and spices that will help flatten abs and improve your health. Here’s what you’ll need:


Green Tea

Grated Ginger


Fresh Mint Leaves


Black Pepper


Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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