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How to Avoid Post Holiday Bloating and Discomfort

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The holidays are typically filled with family, friends, and of course, food, but too often they are filled with something else: after meal bloating and discomfort!

We've compiled a few tips to help you avoid the post-feast bloating so you can continue enjoying the holidays.

Know Your Foods

One way to avoid bloat is by knowing how the foods available impact the body. By starting out with a plate of primarily turkey and veggies you can give yourself a hearty, fiber-filled base on which to build the rest of your meal.

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Pre-Meal Prep

Some feel that skipping every meal before the big one is a good way to cut calories allowing more space for the main course. Unfortunately, this almost certainly dooms one to overeat and feel bloated and uncomfortable afterward. If you want to cut back on calories during the day, don’t skip meals, rather replace them with high fiber, high protein snacks such as veggies and buts, like pistachios.

Probiotic Benefits

Probiotics are full of “good bacteria” that improve intestinal tract functionality and fend off inflammation. In regards to combatting holiday bloating, they promote digestion, particularly proteins, and reduce the risk of bowel toxins, gas, and intestinal toxicity. supplements.png


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