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Wellness
Published Monday Dec 16, 2019 by Sara Lesher

7 Ways to Decrease (and Prevent) Bloat Naturally

Expert Advice
Nutrition
Recovery

 

We’ve all been there—unbuttoning our jeans after a big meal, changing into leggings as soon as we get home, bending over in pain from built-up gas. There’s nothing fun about feeling uncomfortable. Here are some methods we’ve found helpful for decreasing and preventing the (dreaded) bloat.

 

FOR DECREASING BLOAT

Use essential oils.

 

Try creating your own at-home blends using essential oils like ginger, peppermint, fennel, and lemon. If you don’t have these oils handy, buy premade blends created specifically for gut health (we love Saje’s Gutzy roll-on). Rub these directly on your stomach for instant relief!

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Use essential oils.

 

Try creating your own at-home blends using essential oils like ginger, peppermint, fennel, and lemon. If you don’t have these oils handy, buy premade blends created specifically for gut health (we love Saje’s Gutzy roll-on). Rub these directly on your stomach for instant relief!

Drink tea.

 

Drinking hot tea feels fantastic on a bloated belly—and can help reduce swelling. Stick to teas like peppermint, chamomile, lemon, or ginger for optimal relief.

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Drink tea.

 

Drinking hot tea feels fantastic on a bloated belly—and can help reduce swelling. Stick to teas like peppermint, chamomile, lemon, or ginger for optimal relief.

Try yoga.

 

Although you probably want to go into Corpse pose when you’re feeling extra bloated, it isn’t the best for releasing trapped air. Try these yoga moves to help relieve tension and get things moving (if you know what we mean).

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Try yoga.

 

Although you probably want to go into Corpse pose when you’re feeling extra bloated, it isn’t the best for releasing trapped air. Try these yoga moves to help relieve tension and get things moving (if you know what we mean).

Go for a walk.

 

A little bit of light exercise after a heavy meal can help reduce your overall bloating. You don’t need to hop on the treadmill every time you eat, but a short walk right after lunch or dinner can do wonders for your belly.

 

 

 

FOR PREVENTING BLOAT 

Now that you’ve learned a few ways to take care of bloating once you’re already experiencing it, let’s talk about how to prevent it!

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Go for a walk.

 

A little bit of light exercise after a heavy meal can help reduce your overall bloating. You don’t need to hop on the treadmill every time you eat, but a short walk right after lunch or dinner can do wonders for your belly.

 

 

 

FOR PREVENTING BLOAT 

Now that you’ve learned a few ways to take care of bloating once you’re already experiencing it, let’s talk about how to prevent it!

Practice mindful eating.

 

Do you ever feel bloated after you inhale your food? Whether you’re *extra* hungry or scarfing down a meal on the go, eating fast (or chewing with your mouth open) takes in a lot of extra air, which causes you to feel bloated or uncomfortable. Remind yourself to chew your food thoroughly, take smaller bites, and take your time finishing meals (it can be hard!).

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Practice mindful eating.

 

Do you ever feel bloated after you inhale your food? Whether you’re *extra* hungry or scarfing down a meal on the go, eating fast (or chewing with your mouth open) takes in a lot of extra air, which causes you to feel bloated or uncomfortable. Remind yourself to chew your food thoroughly, take smaller bites, and take your time finishing meals (it can be hard!).

Choose your foods wisely.

 

The types of foods we put into our bodies have a significant effect on the way we feel afterward. From beans to wheat, try to stay away from these 13 foods if you have been experiencing frequent bloating.

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Choose your foods wisely.

 

The types of foods we put into our bodies have a significant effect on the way we feel afterward. From beans to wheat, try to stay away from these 13 foods if you have been experiencing frequent bloating.

Avoid bubbles!

 

This one may seem obvious, too, but super carbonated drinks—such as soda, beer, and champagne—can lead to a buildup of gas in your stomach. Maybe think about skipping the mimosa at brunch on an extra “bloaty” morning (but if you don’t, we won’t judge).

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Avoid bubbles!

 

This one may seem obvious, too, but super carbonated drinks—such as soda, beer, and champagne—can lead to a buildup of gas in your stomach. Maybe think about skipping the mimosa at brunch on an extra “bloaty” morning (but if you don’t, we won’t judge).

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Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As MINDBODY’s Marketing Content Associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
cauliflower mini pizzas healthy recipe
Wellness
Published Thursday Jan 23, 2020 by Erica Fowler

Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Mini Pizzas)

Recipes
Food

Made into easy, single-serving portions, these tasty cauliflower mini pizzas are healthy with a crispy crust. Whether you more of a marinara fan or feeling pesto for dinner, you've gotta try this low-carb (but high in taste) meal. 

Ingredients
  • ¼ teaspoon of pink salt
  • 3 tablespoons of vegan parmesan
  • Flax egg (1 tablespoon of flax meal and 4 tablespoons of water)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped basil plus more for topping
  • Homemade basil pesto or jar of marinara sauce
  • Sliced red bell pepper
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Sliced red onion
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Olives
  • 1 head of cauliflower
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wash and cut green leaves off of the cauliflower.
  • Place pieces of the cauliflower in the food processor and pulse until it becomes cauliflower rice.
  • Bring a pot to boil and add cauliflower rice and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Combine ingredients for your flax egg and set aside for five or so minutes to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and use a fine strainer to strain the rice and let cool.
  • Once cool, take a nut milk bag and strain all the water out of the rice (an important step to get it as dry as possible).
  • While the cauliflower rice is cooking, warm a skillet and add sliced onion, sliced bell pepper, and mushrooms. Sauté them enough to be cooked since they won’t be in the oven long.
  • Once the cauliflower is dry, place in a large mixing bowl and add in salt, vegan parmesan, flax egg, arrowroot flour, chopped basil, and dried oregano. Mix all ingredients into a dough.
  • Line parchment paper on a baking sheet and sprinkle gluten-free flour on the paper to avoid dough sticking.
  • Take a section of the dough and flatten it into a circle shape and line it on the baking tray, continue making little pizzas until you are out of dough.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 or so minutes and then flip the mini pizza crusts over and bake another 10 or so until firmer.
  • Add a light spread of marinara sauce, or homemade pesto, and veggies, vegan parmesan cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes, and rebake for another 10 minutes.
  • Take out and top with fresh basil. Enjoy!
Erica Fowler
Written by
Erica Fowler
Contributor | Holistic Nutritionist
About the author
With a heart-filled passion for holistic living and people, Erica spends most her time in Southern California along the salty coast when she’s not traveling. Focused on helping her clients find a natural balance, Erica encourages them to thrive through delicious, simple recipes and healthy habits.