BEAT THE BLOAT!
Nobody likes feeling bloated! But many of us walk around feeling bloated a lot of the time without knowing why or how to fix it! Bloating can be the result of a number of underlying causes including THAT time of the month, indigestion caused by eating too quickly or too much, food intolerance, other gut issues and sometimes even too many raw foods if your gut isn’t at its best. The good news?! There are some amazing natural products that can help support your body to eliminate food effectively and to keep that tummy relaxed! Here are our faves...
Amazonia Raw Pre-Probiotic
The best way to ensure you’re gut is happy and bloat-free is to populate it with lots of probiotic goodness! This powder is vegan, gluten free, soy free and 100% organic (TICK TICK AND TICK!). It contains 13 organic probiotic strains with prebiotics in there too to ensure you’re getting the BEST probiotic hit!
Supercharged Food Heal Your Gut Powder
Lee Holmes (the creator of this amazing powder) is the QUEEN of gut health so we know this product is a winner and after using it for a few months myself I can safely say it really is FANTASTIC! Think of it as a spring clean for your digestive system. It works by sweeping out any nasty toxins, parasites or impurities in the digestive tract with the most pure and organic diatomaceous earth available. This will be sure to sweep out any bloat causing nasties in the gut!
Nature's Sunshine Slippery Elm Bark Powder
Slipper Elm is an amazing supplement for soothing an unhappy gut (which is usually the case if you're feeling bloated!). Slippery Elm will clean out your digestive tract, detoxing the body and helping clear any bloat causing toxins in your system!
Psyllium Husk is a dietary fibre that sweeps through your gut collecting any bloat causing nasties and dragging this toxic matter out. Psyllium Husk can be easily found at any health food store and simply needs to be added to water daily to keep the gut clean and detoxified. Be sure to drink lots of water when consuming Psyllium- it's like a sponge so will soak up lots of fluid!
Ginger and Salt
Ginger is an amazing soother, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and is known as a carminative meaning it has a calming effect on the digestive tract! Gingerols in ginger are known pain relievers too which can aid any abdominal pain associated with bloating too! Ginger even encourages bile and gastric juice (sounds gross we know!) which is so important for improving digestion and therefore preventing bloating! Ginger really is a cure-all for digestive issues! An ancient Ayurvedic Remedy for reducing bloating is to chew on ginger and sea salt prior to a meal to prepare the body for digestion from the get go to stop any chance of bloating!
A HUGE fave of ours, bone broth is rich in collagen which can help strengthen the gut lining and to soothe and support an upset tummy which will inturn deflate the bloat! You can make your own from organic, grass-fed bones or you can visit our favourite, Broth Bar and Larder in Bronte, or any stockists of the Star Anise bone broth- they are the BEST and only use the highest quality ingredients!