Tis the season of festivities, which can also mean the season of bloat.
Being someone who has experienced this first hand like many of you, being bloated can
leave you feeling tired, lethargic, and reduce your productivity levels, ultimately impacting your lifestyle results.
If your not feeling great, there’s a fair chance you will not perform at your best, and if you are what you eat, it seems a good idea to eat foods that help fight bloating which can in turn increase your energy levels, and have you functioning more optimally.
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These 6 Flat-Belly foods, and spices will help you combat that puffy, gassy feeling, so be sure to pick them up the next time you are at the farmer’s market or grocery store.
This little beauty not only tastes great on a warm summers day, but it is also high in the enzyme bromelian . It helps to break down protein and aid digestion, not to mention used as a natural remedy to help treat problems such as allergies, angina, asthma, and sinusitis.
When consumed in appropriate amounts Spinach which is rich in magnesium and iron is known to fight fluid retention and helps to flush away gas and other particles collecting in your gut which can actually help to flatten your abdomen.
Fennel, and fennel seeds alike have strong anti-inflammatory properties which help to stimulate digestion instead of having food sit in your stomach and produce gas, which makes it the perfect antidote for a serious case of bloating.
Not only does a slice of lemon help to soothe the throat in a cup of hot water, it’s also great for flattening a bloated tummy due to it’s ability to aid in digestion, as does peppermint tea, so fill up your cup, and get sipping.
According to studies (www.umm.edu/tumeric) this healing spice has been used for 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. It stimulates digestion, is high in antioxidants and lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation, reducing bloat.
Celery naturally fights fluid retention and can help diminish intestinal gas. Whilst being a high-fiber food, it boosts your digestive system to help keep you regular. I love to add celery to my soups, or as a simple fresh snack on the run.
There you have it team, our 6 foods that help to flatten a bloated stomach, increase your productivity levels, and boost your results.
Take the time to action today’s blog by adding them to your shopping list and into your meal planning for this week ahead.
Keep in mind that so many factors can contribute to feelings of bloat such as hormones, stress, food intolerances, and more, so be sure to listen to your body and find what works best for you. If symptoms persist see a doctor.
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