Feeling bloated and wanting to undo the button on your pants is something that has happened to all of us. But, when abdominal bloating becomes a regular occurrence, we need to pay attention to this sign your body is giving you. Just as when you injure a muscle it swells, when we have some kind of internal inflammation, one of our body's responses is bloating. It's important to try to decode the causes of your abdominal bloating and understand what you can do to improve your body's functioning.
Why do I feel bloated?
There are a number of reasons, ranging from something one-off to something that happens consistently and turns your bloating into something chronic.
- Poor sleep
- Eating too fast and not chewing well
- Not drinking enough water
- Not eating enough fiber or eating too much fiber
- Following excesses (alcohol, fried food, salt...)
- Too little physical exercise or too much sitting
- Hormonal changes during menstruation
- Food intolerances, sensitivities or allergies
- Imbalances in the microbiota, which inhibit proper digestion of food and cause bacteria to produce gas
When bloating is a passing symptom, it is acute inflammation, a mechanism of the immune system to respond to something it sees as an assault on the body. But, when we overexpose ourselves to small aggressions - a poor diet, low hydration, little physical movement and constant high stress levelsfor example -, this inflammation can become chronic and the swelling is compounded by fatigue, lack of energy, headaches, lack of concentration, etc. (the famous brain fog), abdominal pain, skin problems... In short! All the things we try to avoid.
If you feel this is the case for you, you may consider trying natural herbal supplementsto support the release of accumulated toxins, stimulate digestion and metabolism, reduce bloating e increase energy levels.
Start the day with the Detox Drops: add 4 pipettes to one or more glasses of water, and drink on an empty stomach after waking up. These drops contain just one ingredient: chlorophyll. Rich in antioxidants, strengthens intestinal flora, the immune system and the liver. Improves digestion and supports the fluid release of toxins. by the body.
Full breakfast with Super Female: this powdered mix contains everything you need to start your day: plant protein, enzymes and your daily dose of greens. Perfect for to keep you satiated and maintain good intestinal transit function.
Include medicinal plants: the Detox capsules are an easy way to consume medicinal plants known for supporting the digestive system, boosting metabolism and digestion and stimulating the release of toxins. Ideal for maintaining regular intestinal transit and preventing constant abdominal bloating. Super convenient to take, as they have no taste and can be taken at any time of the day, with or without food.
Use the Digestion Drops as SOS: ideas after a heavier meal, out of hours or on more stressful days, when we know our body is more reactive to what we eat.
Remember that consistency is key and you should try these routines for at least 3 months. Also, you should combine them with a healthy lifestyle:
Drink more water: is a common tip for so many problems in our body because it is so fundamental. It helps maintain our energy levels, control weight and appetite and flush out built-up toxins. Water consumption will always need to be higher for someone who exercises a lot or if they consume too much coffee or tea, which cause dehydration.
Real food: A plant-rich diet feeds the good bacteria in your gut. On the other hand, if you avoid processed food, you are avoiding added salt, sugar and fat that do nothing to help our digestion. It doesn't have to be difficult or boring: you simply have to feel the benefits and turn a healthy 'diet' into a lifestyle.
If you suspect you may have a food intolerance, perhaps a elimination diet can help to draw some conclusions.
Eating quietly: Try to have schedules for your meals and don't eat under stress or with distractions (yes, that includes scrolling on instagram while eating). Chew each food well and avoid drinking during the meal, especially fizzy or very cold drinks, which end up slowing down digestion by diluting gastric juices.
Improve sleep: Try to always go to bed at the same time and do something quiet before bed, such as meditating or reading a book. No screens, no intense movies and series, no hard-to-digest news. Prepare for your night's sleep and, if necessary, try out the Sleep Drops.
Include spices in your meals: As well as helping to reduce salt content, which too much can cause fluid retention, spices can also help to reduce fatigue. spices support good digestion. Black pepper with turmeric, cardamomcinnamon and ginger are some of them. Even a good dark chocolate, with all the antioxidants of raw cacao, is allowed!
Include more probiotics: Fermented vegetables, kombucha, naturally fermented bread... They have inflammatory properties and help maintain the balance of the intestinal microbiota. You can learn how to make your own in this workshop.