Bloating naturally happens within our gut. It happens when your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is filled with air or gas. You will usually feel like you have eaten a big meal and you are stuffed. This can be uncomfortable or painful for sure! And your stomach looks bigger and your clothes feel tighter…yuck!!
For some people, bloating be worse than others. If you struggle this might be because your microbiome is off.
Your microbiomes are the microorganisms in a particular environment. We are talking specifically about the ones in your gut (YOUR SECOND BRAIN!) If these are not taken care of, then all sorts of bad stuff can happen.
Did you know our bodies are made up of 90% bacteria and 10% human cells?
If you feed your body the right foods, your microbiome is happy and you create a healthy environment. So what can you do to create a place in your body our gut microbiome will be happy and you can decrease bloating?
We have created a list of 5 things to take out and 5 things to add in to your diet to help limit your bloating. Let’s get started….
The 5 simple things you can TAKE OUT of your diet to get started:
- Cut out or limit tradition dairy – switch to almond, cashew or rice based milks and yogurts
- No fructose or high fructose corn syrup – make sure to always read your ingredients. If you can’t understand it neither can your body.
- Artificial sweeteners – cause more havoc than imaginable. They cause cancer, are stored as fat and make the gut a wasteland – sugar alcohols are considered artificial.
- Gluten – most of us have an intolerance to it and most processed foods contain it.
- Limit carbonated drinks – the obvious in this, carbonation is gas.
The 5 things you can ADD IN to start to create that better environment:
- Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 teaspoon mixed with water prior to each meal with help slow down the digestive process and not dump gas into your stomach causing less spasm = less gas.
- Foods high in potassium and natural dietetics – like celery, lemon, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and beets to name a few.
- Drink teas like peppermint or chamomile.
- Eat more fiber but make sure to drink more water – constipation is a main reason for bloating.
- Eat smaller meals – over eating is asking your gut to do a lot of work. The by-product of digestion is gas. The more you need to digest the more gas you will leave behind.
Up next, the details on why gut health is so important. It is in fact your second brain.
De-bloating is the first step in balancing your body and sustained weight loss. This pandemic has really changed the way we are living. If you focus on these 4 things, you can lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- A give and take, how you can have cheats and balance
- GUT HEALTH
- Fiber and why its so important in weight loss
We have the answer for you here in this easy to follow crash course. Recipes, menu guides and balance for all.
L and C