Filling up on warm, hearty food feels comforting after braving the cold winter temperatures outside. But often these foods are so filling; it can leave you feeling uncomfortably bloated. Bloating isn’t a normal part of digestion and can be avoided. If you experience bloating regularly, speak to one of our in store qualified Naturopaths who will happily offer you advice and guidance. Using a few simple tricks each day can help you reduce bloating while still warming up with comforting foods. Read on to find out more…
- Work on nourishing your gut health
Optimal gut health is an on-going practice. The benefits of nourishing your gut can help improve digestion, including reduced bloating, enhanced nutrient absorption and efficient waste removal. Start by including probiotics with every meal to boost healthy gut bacteria, for example add some creamy Babushka Organic Probiotic Kefir Yoghurt to your morning porridge. For lunch, add a small bowl of Spiral Organic Instant Miso Soup to your meal and swap the sugar-loaded soft drink for MOJO Certified Organic Kombucha. For dinner, add some Peace, Love & Vegetables Sauerkraut as a side salad to your main meal. See each meal as an opportunity to work towards optimal gut health, and you’ll notice the benefits on your digestion.
- Supercharge your digestion
Enhancing your diet with easily absorbed supplements ensures your body isn’t missing out on essential nutrients. Vital Greens is concentrated with fibre, prebiotics and probiotics to help relieve bloating and flatulence. It’s also enriched with liver support herbs, such as dandelion root extract, to encourage waste elimination and cleansing. Herbs of Gold’s Digest-Zymes help support digestion of carbohydrates, fats and protein to reduce bloating and indigestion.
- Kick-start your mornings
A slow metabolism can lead to sluggish digestion and bloating. Help kick-start your metabolism by adding a splash of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar to a mug of warm water in the mornings. Always try to eat breakfast, whether it’s a quick bowl of fibre-packed muesli, such as Paleo Hero Primal Muesli, or gluten-free toast from SOL Breads spread with creamy nut butter. Pukka Herbs also have a Revitalise Tea combining an array of aromatic spices to help invigorate you in the mornings, which is a great way to kick-start your day.