We’ve all been there. A special occasion or vacation – one that requires that clingy cocktail dress or the new swimsuit you ordered online. But there’s a belly bulge that just won’t budge.
As much as bloating is frustrating, it’s also natural – it happens. The good news is there are ways to minimize the discomfort of bloating and indigestion, that will help you feel fabulous (especially around the pool).
We’ve rounded up some top tips to help you beat the bloat. In no particular order, here they are:
Say no to super salty snacks – decreasing sodium intake means decreasing water retention. Salt causes our bodies to store water in order to prevent dehydration. Make sense, right?
Eat anti-inflammatory foods – Say what? Anti-inflammatory foods include turmeric and ginger for example. These wonder roots naturally stimulate the body’s digestive enzymes and alleviate gas. Adding them to your juice or smoothie is the best (and tastiest) way to get them into your diet. Oh, and did you know that VitaminMe’s Debloating + Digestion’s main key ingredient is turmeric. We’re definitely onto something.
Check your food intolerances – watch out for that bloated feeling, or any abdominal discomfort after eating specific foods. You may be lactose or gluten intolerant which could lead to bloat and excess gas. Not what you need at that neighbourhood barbeque.
Watch the ‘F’ word: Fibre! As much as fibre can help with weight management, it has other effects, too…Gas. Which equals bloat. Avoid foods such as beans, lentils, broccoli, dairy products, and sodas.
Take probiotics – Probiotics can help balance the bacteria in your gut and aid in the digestion process. This is exactly what we need when dealing with bloat.
Whether the culprit is dehydration, diet, too much stress or excess heat, bloating is a silent monster we all have to deal with at some point. But, have no fear, we’re here to help VitaminMe Debloating + Digestion encourages a healthy digestive system, alleviates bloating and promotes clear and glowing skin to boot! Key ingredients include Fennel, Milk thistle, and Turmeric.
Fennel is a fibre-rich plant that has been proven to relieve the discomfort of bloating and other digestive issues. Due to its high-fibre content, fennel can help alleviate constipation, flatulence, and bloating by supporting optimal digestive tract health. Both the plant and seeds have antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties that rid the gut of bacteria contributing to digestive discomfort.
Milk thistle is a naturally occurring herb that has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It promotes optimal liver, digestion, and skin health by aiding the absorption of nutrients and the removal of harmful toxins.
Turmeric is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components that assist with indigestion, bloating and skin health. The herb turmeric is sourced from the root of Curcuma longa, a flowering plant of the ginger family.