INSIDE - OUT BEAUTY: Best Foods to Eat to Fight the Bloat

Image by: Tiago Faifa

Image by: Tiago Faifa

Bloating is one of those unpleasant issues that many of us have to deal with on a somewhat regular basis. The frustrating thing about that full, uncomfortable feeling in your gut is that it can be caused by a myriad of factors; maybe you ate too much, maybe you ate your food in the wrong order (i.e. fruit before protein), maybe you drank too much liquid, maybe you have a food allergy, maybe your bowel movements aren't regular...I could go on and on. You get the point, it can take a lot of work to get to the bottom of bloating; but while you do your due diligence, let's talk about some foods you can eat to help fight the bloat. 

Bananas & Oranges: Potassium rich foods can reduce bloating by helping to maintain the potassium-sodium balance in the body and therefore keeping water retention at bay. 

Papaya, Pineapple, & Grapefruit: These fruits are filled with enzymes that help the digestive system break down food and speed up elimination. Not to mention that sounds like a delicious fruit salad!

Yogurt & Kefir: Filled with probiotics, yogurt and kefir products help promote healthy gut flora. If you have an aversion to lactose, look for lactose free kefir or coconut milk yogurt. Check your labels and avoid sugar and artificial ingredients!

Berries, Apples & Pears: These fruits are high in fiber and help keep things moving. 

Watermelon: At 93% water, watermelon is accurately named. It's also high in potassium so it's a great choice for relieving water retention. 

Salmon: We know this Omega 3 powerhouse is good for us but did you know that it can help reduce inflammation in the stomach? Yep. Pair it with some high fiber veggies for a delicious meal.

Quinoa: Many grains are notorious for giving us the tummy puffs, but quinoa lives up to its healthy hype. Full of magnesium, potassium and fiber, it's a great substitute for rice or other grains in recipes. 

Ch-Ch-Chia Seeds: Another on trend super-food, Chia seeds have magnesium, potassium and Omega 3. Don't know what to do with these tiny health ninjas? How about some delicious chia seed pudding? Or throw them in your smoothies, on top of salads; you can pretty much sneak them in anywhere. Google some recipes and go crazy.

So if bloating has got you reaching for sweat pants, again... try adding some of these foods to your diet regularly. And if you're looking for some additional ways to get your digestive system right and tight, try Native Nectar Detox & Nourish TinctureDigest Therapeutic Oil, or PMS Relief Tincture for PMS related bloating. 

 

 

*This information is for educational purposes only and not meant to take the place of a doctor's advice. The products and information on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not meant to diagnose, cure or treat disease.