HERBS FOR BLOATING🌿 (indigestion, acid reflux, sour stomach)
1. The combination of heavy protein foods with starches in the GI tract creating fermentation. WHY?
➡️Starches begin their digestion process in the mouth whereas proteins begin digesting in the lower stomach. This creates a CLASH releasing two acids (HCL and pepsin)— causing fermentation, bloating, and inflammation. 🚫An example of this would be steak and potatoes OR white bread with turkey and cheese👎🏼 No, no, no!
2. Eating quickly digesting food like fruit or melons after slow digesting food like meat or nuts/seeds. Always eat your fruit at the beginning of the day or throughout the afternoon away from any other foods. 🍎 STOP adding protein powders, nuts/seeds, and collagen to your smoothies! 👎🏼🚫 Let your smoothies just be fruit☺️
3. An inflamed, acidic lymphatic terrain in the gi tract and intestines due to a lifetime of eating processed foods, fried food, dairy, milk (aka the standard American diet). The buildup of these foods over time since they are acidic within the body once metabolized results in what’s called a “mucoid plaquing”. This can lead to deficiencies, malabsorption, insatiable hunger, and fermentation if these foods just continue to sit within the intestines (especially if you are constipated)⬇️
4. Lack of bowel movements— optimally one should be going at least 1-2x a day. . Avoid dairy, eggs, gluten, processed food if constipated.