There’s nothing worse and more uncomfortable than feeling bloated, especially in summer.
And there are so many foods and herbs that can help you feel less bloated by reducing inflammation.
“There are a few key actions that these powerful foods have in common, they are rich in antioxidants, contain enzymes, stimulate and support detoxification, and help our bodies remain in an alkaline state,” says Healthy Mummy nutritionist Cheree.
Thankfully, Cheree has listed the top 10 inflammation-fighting foods below…
Top 10 foods to reduce inflammation
It’s become quite a trend at the moment, golden milk lattes are popping up in even non-hipster cafes, but the real reason that turmeric is so powerful at reducing inflammation is because it contains a substance called curcumin.
It reduces all sorts of inflammatory states, include those in our digestive tract. So it’s a great addition to reduce bloating.
Dark berries like blackberries contain anthocyanins, antioxidants which reduce free radicals and reduce inflammation.
3. Goji berries
Another food high antioxidants that can reduce pro-inflammatory agents in our bodies.
Try incorporating goji berries into your day with these Healthy Goji Berry Nut Bars!
4. Paw Paw
High in enzymes, paw paw can help beat the bloat by aiding digestion.
It supports phase II liver detoxification, which is super important to get toxins out of our bodies, because if they don’t get removed, then they get stored in fat cells.
Helps our bodies pH levels stay alkaline. The reason why this helps reduce inflammation is because an acidic state promotes lots of inflammatory responses in our body.
I couldn’t pick just one brassica, as they are all amazing. Broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts and kale are in this list as they are power packed for reducing inflammation. They help our pH stay alkaline, are totally bursting with antioxidants, and promote liver detoxification.
Try out this Chicken, Cashew and Broccoli Stir Fry for your dose of Brassicas.
Is a diuretic and is alkalising. Munching on a stalk or sipping on a tea made from celery seeds can help reduce bloating and excess fluid.
Is calming on our digestive tract, and helps blood glucose remain balanced.
Yum! Try these Energy boosting coconut, oat and cinnamon bliss balls to get some cinnamon in your day!
If you are feeling gurgley and bloated, a tea of ginger can help settle it down, as it is really useful for abdominal colic and dyspepsia.
Add any of the above to our Healthy Mummy smoothies for a nutritious snack or meal on the run!
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