Food that makes you feel GOOD!

Alright it’s day 100084923439 of March and we are STILL quarantining, not back to a full routine AND much of what we consider “normal” has yet to resume. There are A LOT of things to be said about this but I have found that keeping a healthy diet has been both crucial to my well being AND difficult. When we feel like we are still in vacation mode it’s hard to NOT indulge in foods that make you feel good at the time but leave you feeling bloated and icky later. Hoping I’m not alone in feeling this way 🙂

I recently wrote a long post in my wellness group regarding BLOAT and wanted to share it on here.

According to a lot of different research the most common cause of bloating is the body’s inability to correctly digest foods. One of the best ways to help your food digest properly is to drink water.
This flushes through your system and is best to do before/after meals!  Other causes of bloating are as follows:
  • heartburn
  • constipation
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • intolerance to dairy products or other food items
  • eating too fast
  • weight gain
  • overgrowth of bacteria in the small bowel
  • indigestion
  • excessive dairy consumption
  • water retention

Foods to help with Bloat:

  • Foods with probiotics (good bacteria) kimchi, yogurt, kefir, kombucha all kill bad bacteria that can trigger digestion issues.
  • Raw Dairy products opposed to the conventional dairy products can limit negative reactions even in people who are normally intolerant
  • Water Rich Fruits and Veggies like leafy greens, cucumbers, melon, berries all relive stomach bloating.
  • Herbs and Spices: Ginger, dandelion, aloe vera, fennel, oregano (the list goes on, let me know if you want it all) help sooth digestion!

Foods to Avoid:

  • Sugar and Sweetened Snacks (obviously everything we LOVE haha) BUT these things ferment in the gut and promote inflammations
  • Conventional Dairy: flavored yogurts, dairy with artificial ingredients remove enzymes that protect gut
  • Refined Grains: Gluten, Corn, Oats and other grains are difficult to digest for many people
  • Sulfur and FoodMap Carbs: Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower are all difficult to digest.
I’m definitely not saying you have to stick to a bloat free diet and NEVER indulge on the sweets BUT its good knowledge to have when thinking about your every day diet! Do you often feel bloated and don’t know why? Are you including enough Anti Bloat foods into your diet???


Bloating isn’t just something that we see on the outside, the bloat we see and obsess over in the mirror is a direct correlation to what is happening on the inside- your bodies inability to process something!!! If you are interested in how your body reacts to certain things- start paying attention to what your gut is telling you 🙂 Like always- our bodies know best! They are always trying to tell us something! 
Questions? Let me know! Want to know more about the wellness group I mention above, let me know!!!

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