There are foods that can cause our stomach to bloat and fill with gas, these can often be some of the healthiest foods! Lentils, broccoli, and peppers are some of the worst offenders. After certain meals, even healthy ones, we can experience that discomfort in our stomach and tightness in our waistbands.
The good news is there are also foods that help reduce bloating. Beat the belly bloat by selecting foods that help reduce gas and bloating in your digestive track, boost metabolism, improve overall digestive functions, and aid the natural detoxification processes.
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Celery contains phytonutrients that fall into the category of phenolic antioxidants that are known to provide anti-inflammatory benefits and specifically lower the activity of inflammatory molecules such as interleukins. Thanks to the flavonoid antioxidants such as luteolin, quercetin, and apigenin, cucumbers have a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacity.
Apples have the power to influence our overall digestive functions, regulation of blood sugars, and impact carbohydrate metabolism. Not too mention all the fiber and nutrition it delivers, while providing a natural sweetness to this juice. Hale, Kale! When our liver becomes sluggish and digestion is slow, toxins can backup and cause many issues within our body. The ITCs (isothiocyanates) in kale have been seen to regulate detox activities and support both stage 1 & 2 of our body’s cellular detoxification processes.
Last, but certainly not least, Ginger and Lemons! Ginger has been well studied and historically used to sooth the stomach, relieve nausea, and reduce inflammation throughout the body. Lemons offer 23.61mg of vitamin C in only a 1/4 cup of fresh juice. Why is this important? An excellent source of Vitamin C plays a crucial role in supporting the stomachs natural production of HCl, that helps break down foods properly for optimal nutrient absorption and reducing the risk of undigested food particles entering the blood stream causing inflammation or potential allergic reactions.
So all in all, this juice is amazing for not only reducing that belly bloat, but supporting a healthy gastrointestinal system, immune system, and your overall longevity. You also get an instant benefit of feeling light, energized, and full of life thanks to beautiful enzymes in fruits and vegetables.
Flat Belly Juice
- 1 green apple, core removed
- 1 whole lemon, rind on
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled
- 3 stems of kale
- 1 english cucumber
- 1 small head celery
- wash all your fruits and vegetables well. For my apple cider, vinegar produce wash get the link in the recipe notes below.
- Place everything through your juicer. Stir well and enjoy.