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.
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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 Banish that Bloated Feeling:
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.
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.
To boost that population of good gut bugs in your system, you could just pop a probiotic- but stick with me here for a second because I want to introduce to you a better way to improve your gastrointestinal health.
I promise you it’s easy to-do. And I can guarantee that not only will it result in less bloat- but you’ll also notice increased energy, increased antioxidant status, and overall better health (no joke!).
So what’s my secret?
The Insanely Easy Solution to a Flat Stomach:
By adding a simple Greens Powder product 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 Greens Smoothie a day!
Now, to clarify, I’m not talking about just any greens superfood product. It’s important to realize that not all greens products are created equal.
I mean- just take a look for yourself…
Do you see a difference?? It’s not your computer screen playing tricks on you, folks. And it’s not artificial coloring causing the difference either. The difference can be found in the quality of the product produced.
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 🙂
Cheers to good health!