Joy Bauer's Top Belly-Slimming Foods

While no one food can flatten a flabby belly, there are some strategic nibbles that can help reduce bloat and get you a smashing bikini-bod in time for summer.

With swimsuit season just around the corner, bloat has become public-enemy number one. Everyday bloating can be caused by water-retention (typically from eating too many salty foods) or by overdoing it on gassy foods (think high-fiber cereals, broccoli, and brussels sprouts) that puff you up with extra air. Whatever the cause, it’s downright uncomfortable — and certainly doesn’t flatter a warm-weather wardrobe. Looking for foods that will battle the bloat and slim down your midsection? These ten foods are among your best bets.