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Bust Your Belly Bloat!

Bloating is a big problem for women.  Bloating is the fluid build up between the cells in our bodies.  Belly bloat can come from poor digestion, menstruation or too much sodium.  There are some diet tips that can help you get rid of belly bloat and make you feel more comfortable in your clothes.  

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Drinking water with fresh squeezed lemon is a great way to flush your body and get rid of toxins.    One might think that you should not drink water when you are bloated because it would add to the bloating.  The truth is that the body retains water to prevent dehydration.  So when you are bloated, it is the time to add more water, not restrict water.  Lemons are helpful as they act as a natural diuretic.  Add fresh squeezed lemon juice to warm water and it will help reduce the amount of salt in your body.

Celery is another helper to aid digestion and help keep your bowels moving.  Celery has lots of water which can control intestinal gas.   Remember to cook your veggies which makes them easier to digest.

Watermelon is 92% water.  It has natural diuretic properties and it is full of potassium.   A balance between sodium and potassium is important to prevent and control bloating.

Turmeric is another anti-bloat remedy.  It is an inflammation buster and it also helps fight pain as well.  Add some turmeric to your favorite dish or smoothie to reduce intestinal gas.

Yogurt has live cultures and is already pre-digested.  The milk sugar is already broken down which helps reduce gas and bloating.  The active cultures acidophilus and lactobacillus  are great for busting belly bloat.  Add some watermelon to your yogurt for more belly bloat fighting help!

Diet is very important to get rid of bloating.  Choose fresh whole foods instead of processed.  Limit alcohol as it leads to dehydration and that causes bloating.  Get enough sleep and exercise at least 30 minutes a day to keep your fluids moving.

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Why you Should Eat More Bananas

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Banana benefits and nutrients

updated 12-29-2016

Bananas are super good for you and let’s look at why eating more bananas are a great idea. Everyone is worried about getting too many carbs. Too much sugar and many people think eating bananas is not a “healthy” fruit.  

1.  Bananas are good for your heart because they have a lot of potassium.

2.  Bananas are good for your cholesterol levels.  As they have sterol which blocks the absorption of cholesterol in the body.

3.  Bananas are high in fiber which makes them good for reducing your risk for heart disease.

4.  Bananas are packed with vitamins and minerals and provide lots of energy!

Try and add more bananas to your diet for improved bodies health.  Try adding them to oatmeal.  Eat sliced bananas in Greek Yogurt for a healthy snack or dessert.  And always have fresh bananas at your desk for a quick, energizing snack!

Bananas don’t just look like smiles; they promote them. Bananas  contain vitamin b9, aka folate, a nutrient that may fight depression.  By boosting a substrate that has antidepressant properties.

Besides the mood-boosting B9, bananas also have tryptophan. This is a precursor for serotonin.  And serotonin may be the most important brain chemical.  Serotonin is a natural anti-depressant and can treat, anxiety and insomnia.

As well as other mood issues such as fatigue, irritability, agitation, anger, and aggression. Bananas also have norepinephrine, which regulates our “‘fight or flight response. This helps to regulate stress and keeps your mind balanced

The fruit increases bloat-fighting bacteria in the stomach.  And it’s also good source of potassium, which can help diminish retention of fluids.

Belly bloat makes even the most toned six-packer look like they just downed a six-pack of Coors. Fight back against the gas and water retention with bananas.

One recent study found that women who ate a banana twice daily. As a pre-meal snack for 60 days reduced their belly-bloat by 50 percent!