Want to avoid feeling bloated and gassy
If you find yourself filled with gas after a meal, you should look into your diet. There are some foods that could cause extra gas and trigger bloating easily.
Your Gut’s Best Friends
Think cucumber, celery and spinach! These greens have a high water content, which helps clear out excess water from your cells and gas from your GI tract. Cucumber also contains quercetin, an antioxidant that helps relieve bloating. Asparagus is another good choice. Packed with folate and vitamins A, C and K, asparagus also contains a natural diuretic called asparagine, which helps with digestion and relieves gas.
Avocados are an excellent choice especially if you’re on a low-carb diet like keto. They contain potassium and antioxidants that alleviate bloating, making it a great choice to replace cruciferous vegetables. They’re also packed with nutrients, which would help you stay full and satisfied throughout the day.
Who knew papaya is also on the list? The fruit contains papain, which is an enzyme that breaks down the food you eat and fights inflammation. It’s also filled with fiber and vitamin A. We suggest having fresh papaya in thin slices, or pop a few chunks into your smoothie!
Known for its anti-inflammatory superpower, ginger is a favourite when it comes to fighting off bloat and gas. Ginger contains a digestive enzyme called zingibain that helps break down protein in the body. It also soothes intestines and inflammation in colon, so food could pass through your digestive tract easily and in return, keeping gas and bloat at bay. This is also why ReadySlim’s morning detox tea, Wakey Wakey!, contains organic ginger to improve digestion.
Armed with lots of probiotics, yogurt supports a healthy digestive system and relieves inflammation. If you’re lactose-intolerant, go for kefir instead, which is 99% lactose-free and has an even higher variety of probiotic bacteria.
As kimchi, kombucha, and pickles are naturally fermented, they’re high in probiotics. These bacteria are beneficial to your overall intestinal health by increasing your gut microbiome. Probiotics also produces acidic fermentation byproducts that lower the intestine's pH so bad bacteria has less chance to survive. If you’re suffering from diarrhea or other digestive problems after taking antibiotics, probiotics can help reset the balance in your GI tract. Antibiotics wipe out both good and bad bacteria, and fermented foods may help restore everything back to normal. Gut microbes also thrive with a diet high in fiber, so make sure you consume plenty of plant-based foods.
And there you go! Keep an eye on your diet and see if changing your eating habits help reduce bloating. You could also add our ReadySlim 28-Day Detox Tea Program to promote better gut health and weight management control.