Today’s blog topic is stomach health and all of the amazing ways you can stop feeling bloated, and uncomfortable after eating your favorite meals, because let’s face it, it doesn’t make us feel our best selves. But stomach health isn’t only important to make us feel and look better, new research is showing that having healthy stomach bacteria can help with a variety of health issues including mental health, so we want to share some easy ways you can eliminate bloat and discomfort so you can get back to being your hot self.
Take a Probiotic Supplement
What are probiotics you ask? They are live organisms that help restore good bacteria in your gut and stomach. Certain foods are full of them but if you can’t get it in your diet you can take them in supplement form. There are a variety of different types of probiotics some are specifically made for women, some have to be refrigerated, and others can be stored at room temperature. Refrigerated kinds tend to have more bacteria in them, than the room temperature ones, but it is entirely up to you which ones you prefer.
Eat and Drink Probiotic Rich Foods
Like we mentioned above, some foods have a lot of good bacteria that can help with stomach health. Some brands such as Stonyfield and Danon’s Activia make their own probiotic yogurts. But if you’re looking for a healthier yogurt alternative, Greek yogurt is the way to go. It is full of probiotics as well and is lower in fat than traditional yogurt.
Did you know that you can also drink your probiotics? Yogurt drinks like Kefir also promote stomach health, as they are chock full of good bacteria. Kefir is a fermented milk drink that comes in a variety of different flavors. But Kefir isn’t the only fermented drink that is great for stomach health. Kombucha is also a fermented drink that contains a variety of good bacteria. The fermentation process makes it rich in probiotics that can help eliminate bloat and constipation.
Eat Foods High in Fiber
It’s no secret that eating foods high in fiber is great for gut health and that they can eliminate a variety of stomach issues such as bloat and constipation. Foods high in fiber tend to digest slower, which feeds the good bacteria in your stomach. This in turn helps them break down food in your stomach. Here’s a list of foods that are high in fiber that you should try to include in your diet every day.
Fruits: Strawberries, avocado, blueberries, raspberries, bananas
Vegetables: Sweet potatoes, chickpeas, beans, brussel sprouts, broccoli
Other Foods: Almonds, oats