The Poop Baby Belly Bloat!

The Poop Baby Belly Bloat!

Why do I look 3 months pregnant when I know I am eating healthy foods? If kale is so healthy why is it that i could fly a hot air balloon after eating it? toot, toot! Let explain a few things about the foods we eat and how they affect us all very differently. First off, kale, broccoli, and cabbage are cruciferous vegetables, they contain something called raffinose which is a sugar that remains undigested until bacteria in your gut ferment it. Sounds like no big deal, I mean you take your probiotics right? So you must have enough good bacteria to complete the task, except this produces gas which *drumroll* makes you bloat. Sorry. This doesn’t mean you have to stop eating healthy greens, it just means you need to alter the way you eat them. First off start with smaller portions until your body figures out what to do on it’s own. Digestive enzymes and proper probiotics will help. When we regularly eat nutrient dense food like veggies high in fiber, we end up having a stronger, healthier digestive system. You see fiber feeds the probiotics (that makes it a pre-biotic) Which in the end means less bloating… and less gas. Quick tip: try steaming your veggies just a little bit. This softens the fiber and gets rid of some to the water,it will take up less space in your GI tract, you aren’t going to eliminate the bloat 100%, it will simply make it easier to digest, but over time it will eventually happen. What about the obvious – beans and legumes: the musical fruit I...