Let the good times (not the tummy) roll. What happens in the holiday season, doesn’t have to stay in the holiday season. If too much celebratory indulging makes you feel like you’re having a food baby (*undoes top button), don’t stop reading just yet. We’ve got some gut and bloat-busting tips for you.
Bloating happens to the best of us. Special occasions or holiday’s suddenly arriving, without enough time to get your gut in optimal condition is less than ideal. Something to remember is that as much as bloating is frustrating, it’s also completely natural. The good news is there are a few ways to minimize the discomfort of bloating and indigestion, to help you debloat before having fun in the sun.
Here are some of our favourite tips to beat the bloat this festive season.
Take probiotics – having an imbalance of good or bad bacteria in the gut can cause various digestive disturbances such as heartburn, constipation, or bloating. Probiotics are your secret gut healer; they help by balancing the bacteria in our gut as well as aiding in the digestion process. This is exactly what we need when dealing with bloating.
Avoid consuming too much salt – decreasing sodium intake means decreasing water retention. Salt causes our bodies to store water in order to prevent dehydration, which causes unwanted bloat.
Check your food intolerances – check for bloating or any abdominal discomfort especially after eating specific foods. Signs of this after eating are often an indication that you may be intolerant. Two of the most common intolerances are lactose and gluten. Eating foods that you are intolerant to could lead to bloating and excess gas production.
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 ingredient is turmeric? We’re definitely onto something.
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, VitaminMe’s got your back (and belly).
VitaminMe Debloating + Digestion encourages and promotes a healthy digestive system, alleviates bloating, and promotes clear and glowing skin. It helps to keep you on time, all the time, so you can plan your days and make the most of the sunshine, pool-sides, beaches and braais. Indulge in the good stuff, just remember to take the right stuff, to keep you regular.