Dr Oz: Start Your Day With A Vegan Protein Smoothie
If you’re suffering from serious belly bloat, it could be from the gas inside you. Dr Oz was excited to share how you can finally eliminate your bloat to help you find relief. Dr Oz had five simple things to “take the mystery out of bloat.” First, drink a vegan protein powder smoothie at breakfast. It eases your digestive system into the day. Dr Oz prefers vegan smoothies because sometimes dairy and whey protein can lead to bloat. Try a pea protein powder or a hemp portein powder.
Dr Oz: Soluble Vs Insoluble Fiber
Second, to beat bloat by tomorrow, eat a mid-morning snack with soluble fiber. Soluble fiber, according to Dr Vincent Pedre, can help fill you up without causing you to feel too bloated. Apple slices topped with almond butter and nuts like pumpkin seeds, almonds, or walnuts is a great snack. You could also try beans or blueberries! So what the difference between a soluble fiber and an insoluble fiber? Soluble fiber digests much slower, whereas insoluble fiber thickens, causing a “nice, full bowel movement.”
Dr Pedre explained that insoluble fibers are found in dark leafy greens, carrots, cucumbers, and other vegetables. You want to fill your lunch plate with 3/4 of vegetable-based insoluble fiber. The other fourth of your plate should be filled with a healthy fat and protein like an omega-3.
Dr Oz: A Tablespoon Of Coconut Oil
Step four to beat the bloat is to take a tablespoon of coconut oil halfway between lunch and dinner. Dr Pedre explained that during that time, your blood sugar starts to drop. Coconut oil is “food for your brain” and also “food for your gut.” He said coconut oil can help keep yeast and bacteria in check. It will fill you up, because it’s a healthy fat, which will work to keep you from eating bloat-producing foods.
Dr Oz: Probiotics In Your Dinner
Step four is to get creative with your probiotics at dinner. Dr Oz challenged one of his viewers to create a dinner incorporating a probiotic into every course. He gave her kefir and sauerkraut, and she first made a kefir caeser salad, using kefir in the dressing. To use the sauerkraut, she mixed avocado and sauekraut to make a guacamole, and served it with sweet potato and black bean tacos. Dr Oz admitted that of all the food served on his show, the guacamole was the one that shocked him the most, because he couldn’t believe how good it was.
Other examples of probiotics include yogurt, miso, and kimchi.
One more great tip to reducing bloat is to sleep with your head elevated at night. Acid reflux could be causing bloating and elevating the head of your bed 4-6 inches can prevent acid reflux at night. Have you tried lifting your bed a little to avoid acid reflux?
Dr Pedre is the author of “Happy Gut.”