Updated: Feb 5
We've all experienced that post-meal bloat from time to time. Here are 5 simple ways to help support your gut and ease or prevent those symptoms from occurring.
Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon Water
Add 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar or lemon to a glass of warm water. This will help to increase the production of stomach acid and ultimately aid in the digestion of your food.
Ensure you are hydrated throughout the day and drink lots of water or coconut water Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances can possibly slow digestion. So if you're enjoying a big holiday meal and some wine, it's important to remain hydrated.
Incorporating movement and exercise into your day can support digestion. Even a short walk will be beneficial.
Drink a cup of peppermint or ginger tea. Both soothe your stomach and help reduce bloating.
Chew Your Food
Digestion starts in the mouth. The process of chewing your food thoroughly ensures that the digestive enzymes found in our mouth (amylase) are released and also helps break down the found enough so that it can be properly digested. So slow down and enjoy those meals. Be sure to follow the steps to good digestion as well to help reduce the chance of bloating.
Gut health is so important for your overall well-being. Everything from hormones to skin health to your immune system is impacted by your gut health. Incorporating gut-healthy foods into your diet can have a big impact and can help alleviate common digestive issues such as bloating and constipation.
This 7-day gut-friendly meal plan will remove common irritants like grains and legumes and incorporate plenty of gut-healthy foods like collagen and fermented foods to help replenish your good gut bacteria.
Before you go be sure to grab this bloat-fighting tropical smoothie.
It has mango, papaya and all the gut-loving ingredients to beat the bloat.
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