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Top 10 Best Anti-Bloating Foods That You Can Eat!

Top 10 Best Anti-Bloating Foods That You Can Eat!

You had a quick snack bite, however, you feel like you had just eaten a bucket of chicken plus the fries and polished it with Diet (only Diet of course) Coke? Does this sound even a little bit familiar to you? If you aren’t a pregnant woman (pregnant women tend to experience this kind of discomfort rather frequently), you need to think about changing your diet.

The least you need to do, is to add the right kind of food in your diet, which will not only prevent the bloating, but will also bring a lot of positive aspects to how you feel in general.

There is a reason for everything, so let’s see what are the reasons we experienced this kind of very annoying discomfort. It is said that “we are, what we eat”, we can also say “what we eat affect how we feel”.

  • Over-eating – is certainly one of the reasons for feeling bloated. I understand sometimes the meal is so good that we feel the need to finish it all, or we are extremely hungry and start eating everything on a speed of light. Believe me I understand and I I’ve been there. Continue reading you will find out my suggestions on how to deal with “I can’t stop eating, it just too good”.
  • Eating too many fatty foods. It takes longer to digest and start creating discomfort in your stomach. We’ve all been through a time when we crave something and it is not healthy and we know it. Of course we end up eating it, because we can’t fight the craving , however, a few things can be done in this situations as well.
  • Eating too fast. Nowadays people have very high pace life’s. We are so busy that even a meal became fast, meaningless, and more importantly very unhealthy. Here’s the third reason for feeing like we ate an apple without chewing – eating was too fast.

Before we move on to the list of foods, which will help us to fight bloating discomfort, we need to mention a few good habits that can prevent us from bloating.

Good Habits That Help With Bloating.

Fractional eating is a good solution.

As mentioned about, overeating is a situation we’ve all been in and we know how it is hard to fight it. Hard, but not impossible. Fractional eating is a good solution, believe me, I’m talking through experience. Ordered a big meal during lunch break? Eat half of it and ask to put the rest in a “to-go” box.

Fight your craving with water.

Came back home super “hangry” and want to finish all the food in your fridge? Fight it, drink a glass of water, wait 10-15 minutes and then move on to eating, you’ll be surprised on how your appetite is altered.

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Pick better choices.

What about these cravings we sometimes have? There are always ways to “adjust” a fatty meal. What a burger? Have it without sauce and French fries, order water instead of soda. Craving for chips? Choose the baked ones, they are just as good, but less fatty. Want something sweet to drink? Make homemade ice tea with fresh fruits and honey!

My point is that, if you want to eat something unhealthy, always ask yourself: “how can I make it healthier?”.

Here Are The Top 10 best anti-bloating foods That Can Help You.

1. Cucumber

    You know how all beauty blogs and magazines suggest us to put slices of cucumbers, if our eyes are puffy? Hint, hint. Cucumbers have inflammatory elements, so I do suggest, if you are experiencing bloating discomfort. try to slice it up and eat it or put it into your drinking water.

    2. Banana

      I love and respect bananas not only because they are super healthy, but for being super yummy as well. Bananas are rich in potassium, which prevents water retention by regulating sodium levels in your body, hence, it can reduce bloating which is caused by salt intake. It is high in soluble fiber and it is very good for our GI tract.

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      3. Kefir

        I am Russian so this creamy, yogurt-like smoothy ( which actually originated in Turkey) is bound to be in the list, because for us (Russians) this drink is an irreplaceable solution for quite a few health-related issues, bloating being one of them. Kefir is packed with probiotics, bacteria which maintain the natural balance of organisms in the intestines, hence it makes you feel better literally in no time.

        4. Asparagus

          This is a superfood when it comes to bloating cure. It is also not the one people buy regularly, and these people should change their habit. It contains probiotics, and you know how good those are. And I’m sorry for more details, but it makes you pee a lot, which is very good, since this process flashes down all the toxins.

          5. Fennel

            Fennel has an element which relaxes GI spasms and helps to relieve bloating. Fennel tea can be a good solution when the bloating is so uncomfortable to the extent that it makes you feel nauseated, and the last thing you want it to eat. Just sip on a fennel tea, and feel relieved with every sip.

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            6. Ginger

              We all heard about how useful ginger is when it comes to treating cold, cramps and nausea. Well good news – it can also help you to fight bloating, because it relaxes muscles and helps digestion. It can be used in whatever way you like: added to your tea, salad dressing or a smoothie. My advice though, just to put some fresh ginger in a hot cup of water , wait until it gets warm and drink it.

              7. Chamomile tea

                I think everyone should have a chamomile tea in their tea box, because it’s one of those that taste good, and brings awesome health benefits. The tea relaxes GI muscles and helps to diffuse the gas that causes your stomach to bloat. I also use chamomile tea bags to relax my eyes after a day that I spent in front of my computer and then I drink the tea.

                8. Mint leafs

                  This is useful for a modern person, and I will tell you why. You are in a restaurant/bar with your friends and having a good time and laughs, suddenly you start to experience a strong discomfort in your stomach. Timing can’t be worst. You think you should leave? Of course no, just ask for a hot water with a few mint leafs, and may be ask to add some ginger to it, sip on it and continue to enjoy your evening.

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                  9. Parsley

                    Parsley is being used in cooking for centuries and it doesn’t only add great flavor to dishes, but also has health benefits. It helps to increase the loss of water and salt from the body and helps to make you feel light again. Just like chamomile, ginger and mint it can be put into a cup of hot water, and sipped when warm.

                    10. Cantaloupe

                      This sweet orange melon is packed with anti-bloating potassium and high in water content. It’s very low in calories too so you can cure your bloating discomfort with this fruit without worrying too much about the calories.

                      How About Some Breathing Exercise?

                      Anyone can be faced with a situation where there’s no food or water, and bloating makes it so uncomfortable to proceed whatever you are doing. There’s a solution here as well: 5 minutes of deep abdominal exercises. Sit up straight and really focus of your breathing, if it’s done correctly, it will help.

                      Bloating can create the type of discomfort, which makes you want to stop whatever you are doing. So start picking up good habits about the way you eat and what you eat, and use your precious time for useful, positive and productive activities.

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                      Last Updated on February 20, 2019

                      13 Tips to Face Your Fears, Grow with Them and Enjoy the Ride

                      13 Tips to Face Your Fears, Grow with Them and Enjoy the Ride

                      Fear. I spend my life talking about fear — fighting fears, fixing fears and understanding fears. And yet I doubt I get 10 calls a year from people saying “Mandie can you help me fix my fear?”

                      Why is this so critically important to you?

                      The realization for me is that fear is not the fundamental driving force in your life it’s what regardless of whether I’m talking to a doctor, a teacher, a CEO’s, a senior citizens or teenager – every single one of those conversations has a direct correlation with your world.

                      Fear can range from the overwhelming desire to look away or stop in your tracks to literally fleeing your country and the life you knew. In this article, I will share you with 13 tips to face your fears and enjoy the ride.

                      1. Know That Fear Is Real, but Can Be Overcome

                      Right now around the world people are facing fear — real fear. Fear that I pray my children and I will never experience. Does that lessen my fears or your fears in your relativity safe 21st century life?

                      When I look at the world we all live in, I find that fear like so many other emotions can mean so many different things to so many different people:

                      • The child who has to be physically dragged to their first day of school.
                      • The man facing the judge.
                      • The woman with her hand poised over the buttons over her phone because she has to walk down a dark corridor late at night alone.
                      • The man as the surgeon says “count backwards from 10 Mr Smith.”
                      • The woman that’s told “We are sorry, we can’t help you.”
                      • The man that faces the empty circle of a gun and prays for his very existence.

                      These and a million more (Portrayed in every kind of movie, book or song you could imagine) are what make us human. We face fear and somehow move forward or are stopped in our tracks.

                      Like the rabbit in the headlights of the car that veers off through the field away from the tyres of the car or stays still praying for salvation. Like someone will save them. Sound familiar?

                      Fear is huge. Fear is everywhere and yet fear can be overcome, controlled and can even be a power for good.

                      2. Accept Your Fear

                      Firstly if you aren’t facing the barrel of the gun, atrocities that make the news or impeding death, that’s a good start. However it doesn’t mean your fear is any less real.

                      We are quick to say “I can’t moan, my life is not as bad as X.” While in theory, that’s honorable your appreciation of Mr. or Mrs. X’s horrific life won’t change anything directly. So accept your fear is relative to you.

                      And here’s what can be done.

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                      3. Get Some Perspective

                      I found myself asking anyone that would answer “what is your worst fear”. The answer that intrigued me the most came from my daughter (15 years old and she usually has a copy of Fight the Fear – my book – in her school bag so she can help someone else be as positive and confident as her. No matter what life throws up.)

                      And her fear, surprised me — heights. I pointed out that we live in a sprawling bungalow (one storey) and the highest she goes is two storeys’ at school! She laughed but added, fear isn’t like that Mum. I know it’s not a real fear, but it’s like when you stand on a chair and feel unsafe.

                      That girl will go far. Because she truly gets fear.

                      We know something is scary and yet we still do it. Why? Because we have a perspective to the fear. When you lose perspective, it can feel too big, and too scary.

                      So look around you to get some perspective on your fear:

                      • Are you really at risk?
                      • Will this kill you?
                      • Which leads us on to..
                      • If the worse was to happen what would it be?

                      4. Hold a Hand

                      As a coach, it is my job to holds someone’s metaphorical hand and help them face a fear.

                      Like the child petrified of the thunder storm or the teen that can’t get back in a car again after failing their test, your job as a parent is to reassure, encourage, enable and motivate someone to face something that ideally they never would choose to again.

                      We know many of our fears aren’t real. However, it is only when someone guides us with love, respect, lack of judgement and safety are we able to get through fear. And trust me, you can get through your fears. I’ve seen it so many times.

                      Ask yourself:

                      • If the worse were to happen, what would that be?
                      • Could that really happen?
                      • If the worse did happen, how would you recover?
                      • If the worse were to happen, what would you need to do next?

                      By seeing fear as not the end destination but part of being human, you can see through it’s wily evil ways and move forward.

                      5. Know Whose Hand You Hold Either Physically or Emotionally

                      This helps with fears for the rest of your life.

                      Think of someone you can always rely on (and ideally you won’t just answer yourself because that adds a lot of pressure to your existence!) And you will find that you’ve already found a way to get through fear.

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                      The beauty of this is that it means that fear becomes part of life not something to be feared and shied away from.

                      It means you know you can turn to your friend, partner, colleague, parent, sibling and say “Right I need to deal with this, and I’m going to need you to help me.”

                      For one moment, think about it from the other person’s view point. When we get to help other people we feel valued, loved, respected and lots of other positive emotions and we get a good dose of positive chemicals setting off in our bodies too.

                      Your fear, and your determination to fight it, helped someone else too. Now that’s cool right?

                      6. Understand That There Are Some Things Fear Will Never Touch

                      I like to find role models in life — people who have faced heroism, history changing moments, war, atrocities, miracles, life saving inventions.

                      Not everyone was looking for greatness, however they all found it. And one of my favourite books to date is written about Alistair Urquhart, the forgotten highlander. If this doesn’t get turned into a film in the future, then no man’s story is likely to.

                      Alistair went through the most horrific experiences in the 2nd world war. If you think of one of the awful things that happened back then in our world, Alistair went through at least 3 of them! Asked afterwards how did you cope? He talked about how whatever they did to his body, no matter how they starved, tortured, threatened or mocked him, they couldn’t have his mind. In his mind he was free.

                      Of all the people’s voices I’ve heard in my head over the years, this is one of those statements that reminds me anything is possible if you have faith and hope.

                      Look for the things in life that fear can’t touch. They will create confidence and faith for the future, whatever you face. And they will give you a sense of why being you is awesome.

                      Of all the billions of people on this planet, no one will have an answer identical to yours!

                      7. Process Your Fears to Carry on with Life

                      Being brave is not about sticking your chest out and smiling regardless of what hell you endure. It is about finding a way to emotionally process your fears to be able to keep going.

                      I have a tool kit of things I can rely on – tools, strategies, techniques. They include people to hug or talk to, music. hobbies, walks on the beach and even my favourite food. It sounds mad but at the times where I have questioned “how will I get through this?” I’ve found immense joy in doing the most unlikely of thing that makes me smile.

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                      It may be a short lived moment of happiness. However, it reminded that nothing stays the same and I can find away.

                      One client told me that it was crazy when it felt like their world was falling around their ears to run a bath to the brim (you don’t waste water) get the best bath oils, light too many candles, lock the door and drink a glass of bubbly (champagne is only for special occasions.)

                      Did that moment fix the disaster that my clients life felt? No, however it gave them a moment of calm and the brain is far quicker to find solutions, resolve and motivation to keep going when you do that.

                      It may feel like madness to do something you love, however it can be a powerful way to help you find solutions to the fears you face in life.

                      8. Assume the Worse

                      If you read the statement from the client above. Notice how they assumed it was wrong to fill the bath up to the top? How bubbly is only for special occasions?

                      Think how naughty they felt to be doing something that was not allowed?

                      • Think about what age it may have made them feel?
                      • Think about how they feel about champagne?
                      • What special moments it’s been a part of in their lives?

                      And you can see how the assumptions they made about their “right” to have these things was not healthy.

                      When I drag the assumptions out of people’s words for them to see, they are often struck by how negative the words make them feel.

                      Don’t assume your words aren’t impacting on you. You can go through fear and actually enjoy the ride when you take the time to understand how you are letting words get to you.

                      9. Take a Fear That Feels Insurmountable Right Now.

                      If you were to repeat it to me out loud, what would you say?

                      Would you have blame on yourself in there? Would you assume others can do it and it’s just you? Would you feel small, unsuccessful, useless, unworthy?

                      Usually, when you do this exercise, you are able to spot the untruths that run wild in your head convincing you that you are doomed. And rarely when we are faced with our assumptions is there is a lot of evidence to them.

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                      10. You Are Not Defined by Your Fear

                      One fear does not define your life – be mindful of that. It is likely to lead you to thinking of all the times you’ve succeeded and bring a moment of calm, confidence and faith back to you.

                      11. Go with Fear

                      When you learn to go with fear, you could find yourself actually having fun, no seriously – having fun.

                      I have a few amazing clients I’m working with right now who would describe themselves as life long worriers, or pessimists. In the past that has served them well, enabling them to keep safe, steer clear of risks and even develop strategies in the event of disasters. However, now they find it’s becoming hard to break the cycle and they really want to because it’s holding them back.

                      Notice how they’ve found their hidden fears and want to face them?

                      One client said “I knew this was going to be tough, and I knew I couldn’t fight it alone and I knew you would be the one to help me.” Before I sat an incredibly successful, confident, capable business owner with a family and a social life to die for.

                      However, I’ve learned that the most successful looking lives can hide things that impact on life, success, love, happiness and business.

                      We didn’t start with the fear that they felt was holding them back, we broke the fear down, and found lots of little obstacles that had been deemed as “life” and “unchangeable” and “that’s just the way it is” by developing awareness to the little steps on the road to their obstacles to happiness and success they were able to tackle them in a different way.

                      12. Discover Great Skills in Your Scary Moments

                      And in that clients words “I came here to work with you to grow my company, and my own personal skills. I didn’t expect to get the children to be cleaning up after themselves and my partner being more attentive! It all feels a little magic.”

                      The moral is that out of the scariest of moments, we can find great skills we didn’t know we had. Find better, healthier, happier ways to live and find ways to enjoy life more. (And have a bit of magic!)

                      What a great place to be in ready for the next fear that thinks it’s going to get in the way of you, right?

                      13. Own Your Fear

                      Think back over these tips and come up with at least one example for each one. Write them down. Put them on your phone. Turn them into a piece of art. Turn them into a poem. Frame them. Go for a fast walk across the fields, beach, down town and repeat these things in your head to the sound of your feet on the ground.

                      We rarely take the time to appreciate how far we have come, how much we can achieve or what we are capable of – by really owning the tips in this article you will have given your brain a big fat dose of “Damn right I can do this!” and the motivation and accountability to say “Let’s find a way” through any fear.

                      You can’t help but feel good when you see that can you? And fear doesn’t stand a chance, does it?

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