Having a bloated stomach can quickly turn you from feeling glam to glum within seconds. If you know that “I’m about to burst” feeling, or the awkward “when are you expecting?” question, then you’ve come to the right place. Today we explore how Marine Collagen and other natural solutions will help you beat the bloat, and get you on your way to healing digestive disturbances. Let's get gutsy!
Go for Easily Digestible Foods
When you’re bloated it’s important to focus on foods that are easy to digest, this is because these foods tend to be lower in fiber. While still a healthy part of our diets, fiber can cause gas and bloating due to the fact that it can’t be digested, and instead is passed through the large intestine.
Therefore, eating foods lower in fiber will reduce the amount of undigested material and will help to ease your uncomfortable symptoms.
Some examples of easily digestible foods include; banana (ripe), watermelon, avocado, canned fruit, steamed vegetables, soups, stews and sauces that have already broken the fiber and protein down.
Using Collagen for a Bloated Belly
One of the most common causes of bloating is a condition called “Leaky Gut”. Leaky Gut is a digestive condition whereby gaps are present in the intestinal walls, allowing toxins and bacteria to flow into the bloodstream, causing inflammation and bloating in the gut. Therefore when you’re bloated, it is key to consume foods that will help heal the lining of your digestive tract, and soothe your stomach.
This is where collagen comes in. Marine collagen powder has been shown in many studies it is one of the best ways to heal your intestinal tract by repairing and stimulating new collagen growth, in the intestinal lining. We recommend our GLOW Gut Elixir
because it contains the bodies most essential amino acid L-glutamine, for added digestive support.
Try a Low FODMAP Diet
FODMAP is an acronym that refers to short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that the small intestine absorbs poorly, causing digestive distress such as cramping, gas and stomach bloating. Therefore, a low FODMAP diet can assist people suffering from IBS or general digestive distress by eating certain foods that are low in certain sugars. By completely cutting out high FODMAP foods, and then slowly reintroducing them, you’ll be able to see which foods are personally irritating your stomach. Edible Earth specialise in gut health which is why they curated a range of elixirs that are FODMAP friendly. Discovered by Monash University, more information on the Low FODMAP Diet can be found here: https://www.monashfodmap.com/
Make Probiotics Part of your Morning Routine
Gas produced by the bacteria in the intestine can be a major contributor to bloating. Studies have shown that certain probiotic strains can help put the brakes on this gas production and therefore relieve the symptoms of bloating.
Probiotics (aka the good bacteria in our digestive system) are also well known for helping to support a healthy microbial balance in the gut, which in turn, should help discourage or ease bloat. The gut microbiome plays a very important role in your health by helping control digestion, benefiting your immune system and many other aspects of health. Studies have shown an imbalance of unhealthy and healthy microbes in the intestines may contribute to weight gain, cancer, mental illness, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and other disorders.
Edible Earth’s Life Elixir
, Calm Elixir
and Beauty Elixir
contain naturally occurring pre and probiotics naturally, as opposed to synthetically produced versions found on pharmacy shelves, or secret ‘’proprietary blends’’ big companies use when trying to hide the real ingredients in their products. This is often to hide cheap fillers they may be using to increase their profit margins. Alarmingly, many studies have shown that these pharmaceutically created probiotics aren’t alive or active by the time they reach the consumer, meaning they’re less effective, and a waste of your hard earned money.
Healthy microbiome is essential for youthful, radiant skin, a healthy digestive and immune system, which are the fundamentals of mental and overall health. Always opt for naturally produced probiotics and probiotic rich foods such as; kefir, coconut yoghurt, low sugar kombucha, sauerkraut, miso, kimchi and fruits/vegetables. Aim to include 26 different varieties per week to stimulate microbial diversity as each variety contains it’s own unique microbial code.
Learn more about the importance of microbiome on digestive, mental and reproductive health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5962619/
We all know stress is deadly, but did you know it’s directly damaging your digestive microbiome, and every other type of microbiome in your body? It’s even detrimental to the gut/brain signalling linked to the gut/brain axis, meaning stress is also biologically causing anxiety and depression.
Quite simply, it’s just another reason to prioritise calm by meditating, exercising, and doing activities that light you up and chill you out! And if you need a helping hand, we highly recommend CALM Adaptogen Elixir, clinically proven to reduce stress, poor memory and improve sleep.
Nobody wants to feel like a bloated, sluggish version of themselves. By following these tips and tricks we know that you'll be feeling more confident and healthy within weeks! Remember, it's all about consistency, not fads, so stay strong beautiful - you can do it!