Get rid of the Holiday bloat by focusing on these 3 key concepts: Rehydration, potassium & easily digestible foods.
And rehydrating is very important! Water will boost your energy, keep you focused, fight bloat, and flush out excess salt and sugar from the night before
- Low-salt, High-potassium: You know you must cut back on salt to de-bloat, but high-potassium foods help flush out excess sodium in your system. Try potassium-rich bananas pineapple & banana papaya. Plus, both pineapple and papaya contain enzymes — bromelain and papain, respectively — that help banish bloat by breaking down protein and easing digestion. Blend a smoothie with coconut water since it is naturally rich in electrolytes. Optional: hemp protein powder, non-animal protein source is easier to digest and given it is rich in fiber it helps with regularity.
- Snack on o fruits with high-water content such cantaloupe & watermelon. They contain about 92% water per volume and contribute to your total fluid intake.
- Lunch, keep it light: quinoa salad with low-FODMAP veggies (cucumbers, kale, carrots, tomatoes, feta) to prevent further bloating. This high fiber meal will help with satiety and veggies contributed to your total fluid intake. Drink some kombucha, a good source of probiotics. It can help replenish your good bacteria in your gut, which can help keep your digestive health balanced. Its especially important to eat the day after indulging in too much salt or sugar, since those things can both disrupt the bacteria balance in your gut. You can also go with other fermentable food such as kefir, kimchi, or sauerkraut.
- Digestive aids: cinnamon (helps regulate blood sugar), ginger (helps with nausea) or spearmint tea (helps eliminate gas and bloating).
- Dinner: go heavy on your veggies and lower in animal protein, veggie protein is easier to digest. When you eat them, you’re getting lean protein and fiber, which is so important for feeling better and restarting a healthy diet.