7+ easy ways to get relief from feeling bloated or backed up

7+ easy ways to get relief from feeling bloated or backed up

We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day. One of the reasons breakfast is so important is because it sets up the digestive system for the rest of the day.
Eating right in the morning can prevent uncomfortable digestive problems like bloating and gas for the rest of the day. Continue reading to learn the best breakfast foods to keep things moving smoothly all day long.

1. Steel oats with fruit

Steel oats contain more fiber than rolled oats. Health recommends sweetening the oatmeal with milk, honey and fruits. Oats provide the added benefit of omega-3 fatty acids, folate and potassium. Top your oatmeal with chopped walnuts and berries for additional fiber, antioxidants, and protein.

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2. Grapefruit with yogurt

Grapefruits are packed with water (and are also a good source of fiber) to keep your GI tract moving along, says Moore.
Grapefruit is a powerful fat-burner that balances blood sugar and insulin. Pair the fruit with a protein like yogurt or eggs to be feel fuller longer, says Health.

Yogurt is packed with probiotics—good bacteria that populate your GI tract to support a healthy digestive process and calm inflammation.

3. Kiwi

These powerful little fruits contain another enzyme, actinidin, that helps speed digestion, says Cording. Just two kiwis are also an excellent source of bloat-beating potassium and fiber—all for just 90 calories.

You may be surprised to know that kiwi has more fiber per ounce than banana. It also has nearly as much vitamin C as an orange and loads of potassium and copper.

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4. Chia seed trifle

This decadent breakfast is made with 3 teaspoons chia seeds, 3/4 cup milk, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 sliced banana and a handful of fresh mango chunks. After letting the chia seeds soak in the milk and honey in the refrigerator overnight, stir the trifle well and top with fruit. Paleo Hacks says this breakfast promotes regular bowels and promotes muscle contractions in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It works because chia seeds are high in magnesium, which smooths the muscle tissue in the intestinal wall.

5. Papaya and pineapple

Papaya Contains an enzyme called papain, which facilitates digestion and can help ease gas and bloating. Pineapple contains a digestive enzyme called bromelain. Both of which play an important role in digesting protein, explains Paleo Hacks. For a super breakfast that promotes digestive health, add papaya, pineapple and kiwi in a delicious smoothie!

6. Probiotic yogurt

The friendly bacteria in probiotic yogurt is fabulous for the digestive system. It is known to be effective against IBS and diarrhea. NHS Choices recommends eating probiotic yogurt every day for four weeks to see results.

7. Herbal tea instead of coffee

NHS Choices warns caffeine, as well as sodas and other fizzy drinks, can boost acid and lead to heartburn. To promote healthy digestion and avoid issues like bloating, swap out herbal tea for coffee. However, if you cannot live without coffee, limit your intake to a maximum two cups a day.

8. Apple

An apple a day can do more than just keep the doctor away. The Times of India says apples have a range of digestive benefits, including reducing constipation and improving satiety. The pectin in apples is also useful for improving good bacteria and promoting overall intestinal health.

Source:shape.com, womenshealthmag.com, remedydaily.com

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