You exercise, stay hydrated, and eat right, so why do you still end up feeling bloated? This uncomfortable feeling of feeling is actually pretty common. People who experience bloating end up taking more time off of work, making more trips to the doctor, and taking more medication as a result because, well, bloating just feels awful. Find out how you can beat the bloat with TLS & Isotonix below!
What is bloating?
Bloating is any abnormal swelling or distention of the abdominal area that makes your stomach feel full and tight. It’s actually pretty common, affecting 10% to 30% of the population. This is because gas builds up within your digestive system, and it can lead to a slightly full or sharp feeling if it isn’t released. This feeling is often caused by poor gut health or eating habits, but it can also be a symptom of an underlying issue such as celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
How to beat the bloat:
While chronic bloating should be taken up with your doctor, periodic bloating could be a sign of poor eating and lifestyle habits. Here are a few TLS tips for avoiding a miserable afternoon at work:
Eating your food quickly can cause you to ingest extra air with your food. This ends up trapped in your digestive system. The same thing can happen when you chew gum! While you’re eating, try and make sure you’re chewing slowly and thoroughly so you can enjoy your meal without worrying about your stomach for the rest of the day.
Avoid bleached flours and bread
Have you ever heard of azodicarbonamide? It’s used in the baking process to whiten flour and acts as an oxidizing agent in the bread-making process, and it’s also found in…yoga mats. We already know that bleached flours and white breads are simple carbohydrates that spike our blood sugar levels and offer little to no nutrition as a bonus, but we also know it can be hard to cut them out of your diet. If you find yourself craving carbs despite knowing you’ll feel bloated afterward, TLS® CORE Fat & Carb Inhibitor is your new sidekick. By supporting a normal response to leptin and helping inhibit the body’s absorption of carbohydrates, you can finally kick out simple carbs for good!
Cut out the fake sugar
Zero-calorie sweeteners are everywhere, especially when you enter the realm of weight loss. Included in everything from diet soda to ice cream, these sugar alcohols sound too good to be true. This is because they end up causing more harm than good. They hide behind names such as aspartame, mannitol, sorbitol, lactitol, isomalt, maltitol and hydrogenated starch (HSH), and they cause uncomfortable bloating when consumed in large amounts. Take time to read the labels on your food to be sure you’re eating natural ingredients, and find healthy ways to curb your sweet tooth! The new TLS Plant-Based Protein Shake is a great alternative to your favorite dessert when you get creative with your shake recipes.
Sometimes your body may be lacking a specific vitamin or nutrient it needs which can lead to unhealthy gut flora, an overworked digestive system, and uncomfortable bloating. With an isotonic delivery, Isotonix has a number of vitamins that can help get your system back on track faster than any other supplement on the market! Here’s our top 3:
We love the Activated B Complex because it includes 7 different b-vitamins including folate. Vitamin b-6 acts as a diuretic which helps reduce bloating caused by water retention. Those who have low levels of b-6 tend to have higher levels of a c-reactive protein. These proteins are actually a measure of inflammation in the body. Folate (folic acid) is another B vitamin associated with inflammation. A study published in Italy suggests that even a low-dose, daily regimen of folate can reduce inflammation!
Today’s diets are often filled with ingredients that aren’t good for consumption or the health of your digestive tract. Gut flora and bacteria can become less diverse and more unhealthy as you consume processed or fried foods, and this is often a contributing factor to bloating and stomach discomfort. Ultimate Aloe contains over 200 nutrients including enzymes, vitamins and essential minerals needed for good nutrition and a healthy gut. Studies have shown that aloe promotes normal digestion and a healthy immune system. It even has the IASC (International Aloe Science Council) seal certifying content and purity.
Remember those poor eating habits we mentioned earlier? If you eat quickly and on-the-go, Digestive Enzymes might be your tool to beat the bloat. Those habits contribute to reduced levels of digestive enzymes in addition to your body’s reduced ability to make certain enzymes as you age. Thankfully, this isotonic-capable food supplement acts quickly and efficiently to assist your body’s natural enzymes and gut health to help digestion go smoothly. They even come in packets so you can stash them where you know you’ll have them!
Don’t settle for digestive problems any longer! With these tips and products, you have a number of ways to beat the bloat and make sure you’re digestive system is working for you, not against you.
What are your go-to tips for beating bloat? Tell us in the comments!
1 Abdominal Bloating: A Mysterious Symptom
2 What is Azodicarbonamide?
3 9 Inflammation-Fighting Vitamins & Minerals
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.