Bye Bye, Bloat!

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OOOK, so after Thanksgiving dinner I’m obviously thinking about drinking lots of water, eating fresh, alive fruits and veggies and getting my exercise in. But then I started thinking about taking it up a notch, and focusing on foods that are specifically known to help detox and reduce bloat. I mixed together this cocktail and plan to sip and munch on it for the next few days (I’ve also got a spoon right here to help eat up what’s on the bottom of the glass). I already had a glass this morning before yoga and am having another one now. I freaking love chewing on mint, mmm.

Beneficial Ingredients – 

Dandelion Root Tea – this tea has a really great flavor, one of my favorites, it also helps your body break down fats during digestion and carry away waste.
Lemon – a natural detoxifier that aids digestion and kind of jumpstarts your insides, lemon is alkalizing and can help curb sugar cravings.
Chia Seeds – chia seeds are a super powerful food being fiber rich, high in protein and calcium, abundant in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, also loaded with potassium and antioxidants. Enough said.
Pomegranate Seeds – high fiber and a super antioxidant which helps keep things clean and calm in your gut, contributing to a disease-fighting environment inside.
Mint – flavorful and refreshing, with blood cleansing properties, mint aids digestion and can help alleviate allergies.

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(( I packed some up to take with me on the go ))

Other Anti-Bloat Foods include asparagus, cucumber, ginger, fennel, raw apple cider vinegar, turmeric, quinoa, high-potassium fruits like bananas, pineapple and mangos and probiotic foods like raw sauerkraut and kimchi.

Anti-Bloat Behaviors are good to keep in mind as well – avoid chewing gum, chew your food really well (this is a big one! see here), exercise especially some nice yoga twisting, avoid carbonated water and get good sleep!

I’m loving this blog post from THE BEAUTY REEL, and this one.

Sources and more reading here, here and here.

Have a great Saturday, xo. B.

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