Bloating – the feeling of retaining water or air – is an uncomfortable sensation, not to mention a roadblock to fitting into your favorite pair of jeans. Sometimes the cause is hormonal, but often the culprits that cause bloat are well within your control to stop. Diets high in processed foods tend to cause water retention, whereas diets high in fiber can contribute to excess air. Even drinking too much alcohol or soft drinks can contribute. Incorporating more juice into your diet can limit all of these factors, alleviating bloat and getting your body back to normal!
Try incorporating these juices to beat bloat.
1 bunch of Dandelion Greens
1 lemon peeled
2 large cucumbers
Dandelion Greens: Dandelion is a wonderful plant for detoxing your body and it has anti- inflammatory properties.
Lemon: A natural laxative and diuretic, lemon helps remove excess salt from your body. Cucumber: A natural diuretic that contains a lot of water and helps flush out salt and toxins.
To beat bloat fast, add lemon juice, cucumber juice and dandelion green juice to your gym- ready water bottle for a DIY sports drink. Activities like hiking, biking, or yoga help work out excess air and water from your system, leaving you free of bloat and feeling great!
Linda Baldwin is the team leader at Intelligent Gourmet where she serves as a chef and Certified Health Coach. She decided to become a health counselor to fulfill her passion of working with individuals, family’s and children to improve their health and family life. Linda received her training at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a member in good standing of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, and has obtained continuing Education in nutrition from Purchase College, State University of New York. Linda and her team lead workshops on obtaining a healthy lifestyle through food and offers individual health coaching to adults and families. Instagram.com/intelligentgourmet “ JUICING = becoming a high-energy, healthy, glowing, nutrient-absorbing machine! ”