Ask any woman who has ever dealt with the discomfort of a bloated stomach, and she’ll quickly tell you how much she wishes she hadn’t.
Bloating is a common misery. And while the symptoms of bloating are considered mild and are typically only temporary, it doesn’t make the situation any less uncomfortable (or embarrassing! for that matter).
So what exactly happens to our bodies when we bloat? Simply put, that “bloated” feeling is the result of built-up gas in our digestive systems which makes our stomachs protrude awkwardly.
Where does that extra gas come from?
The answer to that question is unfortunately a little less straight forward; bloating- “it’s sort of that common, non-specific way for the GI tract to let you know it’s unhappy”. But understanding why exactly it’s unhappy- well that’s usually left up to you to figure out…
Let me tell you- The human body is an amazing and highly efficient piece of machinery- our digestive tracts, in particular, function in many different capacities- so pinpointing exactly what causes the disruption within our systems can sometimes become problematic.
Medical professionals can name a whole slew of triggers that can lead to the big, bad bloat. The most common culprits tend to stem from things like:
- food sensitivities and intolerances
- hormonal imbalances
- thyroid dysfunction
To add insult to injury, even our behaviors are capable of triggering that occasional bloat.
Chewing gum, drinking carbonated beverages, eating too much “rich” food in a single meal, popping too many NSAIDS- can all be precursors to a bloated tummy.
The good news in all of this is that there are measures we can take to prevent that crazy bloated feeling in the first place.
How-To Naturally Heal a Bloated Stomach:
While I always encourage my fitness clients to be mindful of the foods they put into their bodies and to be aware of how their bodies respond to those foods, I also believe in the power of giving our guts a healthy boost!
Healing our bodies naturally, from the inside out is what, ultimately, will help keep that bloated feeling at bay.
Most women fall into the mindset that, in order to improve their health, they have to restrict, restrict, restrict.
We convince ourselves that we can’t eat sugar, that we have to avoid carbs at all costs, and that processed-foods are bad for your health! And yes, while their may be advantages to avoiding high-fat, deep-fried, nutrient-void foods, the reality is that our bodies don’t run on empty! They require actual fuel in order to perform the most basic of functions.
Think about it- you wouldn’t expect your phone to run without charge, and you wouldn’t expect your t.v. remote to work without batteries- so why do you expect your body to work properly when you don’t fuel with the right nutrients?
Now, what can you do to support your digestive function to ensure that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs? What can you do to actually rid yourself of that uncomfortable bloated feeling?
Simple. You give your body exactly what it needs.
Because when you take the time to support your body by giving it what it needs, it supports you back tenfold.
What Nutrients Does Your Body Need to Heal Your Gut?
Your body needs 7-10 cups of vegetables per day (seriously!)
Keep in mind, it’s not just the volume of fruits + vegetables you eat either… it’s the variety. Different veggies, different vitamins + minerals.
So while I believe that it’s 100 percent possible to eat a lot of healthy foods + do so consistently, it’s more than likely that you (myself included) are lacking somewhere.
That’s why I supplement with a daily greens product (my favorite is recommend below) to ensure that my body is truly getting EVERYTHING it needs.
Beyond giving my body a healthy dose of those critical micro-nutrients, a quality greens/superfoods blend product also delivers beneficial probiotics to your digestive system.
You see, our digestive tract is home to billions and trillions of different kinds of bacteria. Some are good and others- well they’re not so good. It’s when that ‘bad’ bacteria out numbers the good that we begin to have trouble maintaining that flat tummy .
A probiotic is beneficial to your diet as it delivers a healthy boost of good gut bugs in your system.
Restoring Gut Health with Opti-Greens 50:
If you’re looking for a greens product to add to your daily routine, I can’t say enough good things about Opti-Greens 50.
From my experience, just one serving per day has created noticeable improvement when it comes to my digestion, my energy + my fat loss progress.
That’s why this product is a staple in my morning routine.
Since adding Opti-Greens 50 into my diet, I’ve been able to minimize that puffy midsection feeling- without making any changes to my current workout schedule or meal plan.
And in all honesty, you do not even have to be physically active to reap the awesome benefits that result from drinking just one serving per day!
Opti-Greens 50 Review
Opti-Greens 50 by 1st Phorm is hands down, the most complete greens powder that you will find on the market today.
You see friends, all supplements are only as effective as their ingredients. Many generic greens supplements provide dozens and dozens of ingredients but in dosages that are too small to have any sort of positive effect.
Opti-Greens 50, on the other hand, is produced with truly efficacious dosages for ALL of its ingredients, which means you’re getting the full benefit of each one.
What’s even more impressive is that Opti-Greens 50 is preciously formulated with 50 hand chosen ingredients. And one hundred percent of those ingredients are grown and manufactured right here in North America.
It is entirely GMO-free; Uses no synthetic colors, preservatives or sweeteners; and contains non-synthetic botanical superfoods, phytonutrients, digestive enzymes, and probiotics.
When you drink Opti-Greens 50 (it easily dissolves in plain water by the way), you are literally sending 5 unique blends directly to your gut for boosted health and healing!
While I could go on and on gushing about all the great benefits of this particular product, I’ll limit myself to mentioning just a few of the highlights.
Opti-Greens 50 is packed with:
- Green Superfood Complex which will allow for proper digestion of the foods you choose to eat; which will detoxify the body of harmful toxins; and which will also help to balance your body’s pH levels.
- Glycemic Balance Blend to help control blood sugar levels in your body, ultimately minimizing cravings for carbohydrates. This blend aids in lowering oxidative stress in the body, helping to reduce damage from free radicals.
- Phytonutrient Complex which is going to help with the detoxification of the body. This complex will not only block the damage from carcinogens, but it will also help boost natural energy levels.
- Digestive Enzyme & Probiotic Blend is going to help with digestion and the absorption of nutrients; it will promote a healthy gut; and it will protect the lining of the digestive system from damage caused by its own acidic bile.
- Plant Enzyme Blend, supplying your body with 11+ servings of vegetables!
Personally, I find the mixed berry flavor not to be overpowering, and the overall texture of the product is nothing but smooth- no grit, no chalky-taste, no residue.
Though it’s possible to enjoy this greens powder by simply mixing it with water- my new favorite healthy indulgence is this Mixed Berry Superfood Smoothie.
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Your momma always told you to eat your fruits and vegetables! With Opti-Greens 50 you can guarantee that you’re not missing out on any of that goodness 🙂
Here to Support YOU! XO- Britney (ms.fit.farmer)