Nutrition

Blitz the Bloat with these Tip Top Ideas

Feeling bloated can be very uncomfortable and I reckon we all suffer with it from time to time.  Today’s blog post is dedicated to nutrition tips for reducing or eliminating this horrible sensation.  Here are a few of my top tips:

  • Do without salt.  Sodium content in processed foods can cause dehydration which has a knock on effect to bloating, so avoiding foods that are heavily processed are a good idea. When you’re preparing meals, reducing salt and adding flavor through herbs and spices can really help too.
  • Eat potassium.  Potassium controls and regulates fluid balance which can ease bloating. Foods such as avocado, banana, tomatoes and leafy vegetables are a good source of potassium.
  • Bloat busting foods: Cucumber, kiwi fruit and rosemary are all powerful foods which help reduce water retention.
  • Drink smart:  Reducing or cutting out alcohol at least in the short term can help reduce hydration.  Replacing alcoholic drinks with water will increase hydration and keep bloating under control.
  • Take time to eat and digest:  Eating more slowly reduces the risk of gas build up in the stomach plus it’s a more pleasurable way to enjoy meals.

I’ve got some great bloat busting meal ideas using kiwi, avocado, banana, tomatoes, kale and cucumber, links are below:

Kiwi Smoothie Bowl

Chopped Salad with tofu and avocado dressing

Banana oatmeal pancakes

Shakshuka, baked eggs with tomatoes

Veggie snack plate

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