Abdominal bloating is no fun – learn how to beat belly bloat with some help from our refreshing smoothie for bloating!
We’ve all been there at one time or another. For whatever reason we find ourselves feeling bloated and uncomfortable. It could be due to overeating, eating the wrong foods, or another cause. One thing is certain: it’s no fun at all. There are plenty of natural ways to beat belly bloat, including drinking a green smoothie chock full of anti-bloat ingredients to get you feeling better.
COMMON CAUSES OF BELLY BLOAT
Bloating can be due to retained fluid or trapped air in the digestive tract. It can be caused by an imbalance of electrolytes – sodium and potassium. Too much sodium can cause bloating and bringing things back to balance with potassium-rich foods helps combat the imbalance.
Prevention is always key and there are certainly things you can do. For example, you can try:
- Staying away from certain foods known to cause bloating.
- Eating smaller, more frequent meals.
- Eating a fiber-rich diet of whole, plant-based foods.
- Taking a pre- and pro-biotic and/or digestive enzymes to help you better digest your food.
Sometimes eating too many raw veggies can cause bloating, so if that’s the case, trying eating more cooked veggies to help break down the fiber to help the body digest them more easily. Staying hydrated, but eliminating carbonated and sweetened drinks. Regular exercise. All of these things can help the digestive tract on track (i.e. moving along) and help prevent bloating. Constipation often accompanies bloating so keeping things moving will help. Now I should warn you that if you haven’t already been eating a diet rich in fiber it can in the beginning cause more gas and bloating, but once you adjust it will help with prevention.
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