Many of us are cheerfully preparing for that magical day of the year when we drop all dieting constraints with crazed abandonment.
However, we must prepare for the inevitable swollen mass that is the Christmas belly bloat! How do we overcome the Christmas belly bloat? Nutritionist, Ravinder Lilly saves us form toxic overload by sharing her top tips for finding relief
1) Get Out There - Some of us eat to the unbearable point of being unable to move. And although it may be tempting to wallow in our bloated abyss, one way of speeding the rate at which food moves through the system is to take a post-meal stroll.
2) Pop A Peppermint - Indigestion can result from eating too much, eating too quickly, opting for too many high-fat foods, and too much alcohol/caffeine. Peppermint flavoured candies, breath mints or tea can relieve gas, indigestion and nausea.
3) An After-Dinner Drink for Digestion - Caffeine-free chicory-root tea can soothe your mood, and possibly also your digestive tract. Chicory is known among herbalists as an effective means to move things along. Chamomile tea is similarly soothing on the digestive system. Green tea is another fabulous option – it contains healthy antioxidants called catechins.
4) Don't Look to Laxatives - It’s an unfortunate misconception that taking laxatives will help to push food out of the system by quickly emptying an overstuffed gastrointestinal system. Instead, opt for wholegrain foods like wholegrain bread and brown rice.
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