Feel Your Best and Look Less Bloated

Summer is here, and you know what that means: swimsuit season. But who wants to go to the beach if you’re feeling bloated. It not only looks bad, but it can be really uncomfortable.

Here are some ways to fight the bloat!

1. Munch of ginger

When food gets trapped in your stomach, bloating gets worse. Ginger soothes the digestive tract and helps move things alone.

2. Eat a variety of fiber

Eating a variety of different high-fiber foods has been shown to reduce bloating because the right mix of soluble and insoluble fiber improves digestion.. Careful, though, because eating too much of the same high-fiber foods can actually cause bloating due to constipation.

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3. Say no to soda and gum!

Swallowed air is another cause of bloating. We swallow air when we chew gum or drink carbonated beverages like soda or beer.

4. Hit the gym more regularly

Regular exercise helps those gas bubbles move through your digestive tract more quickly, preventing bloating or at least helping it disappear faster.

5. Pass the probiotics 

Probiotics, found in yogurt or taken in supplement form, contain live bacteria and yeast that have a positive influence on our digestive health. Daily probiotic intake has been linked to a relief of abdominal bloating.

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Dr. Jennifer Miranda

Dr. Jennifer Miranda is a board certified Internal Medicine physician who believes that doctors should make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. To this end, she founded Pure Executive Health & Wellness, a comprehensive medical practice centered around the importance of the patient-physician relationship in achieving total body wellness.

Dr. Miranda is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Harvard, she was a four-time recipient of the annual John Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement of highest distinction, and she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious collegiate national honor society. She then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine where she graduated with selection into Alpha Omega Alpha, which is the highest honor someone can obtain during their medical education. Her exceptional skills as a resident led to her selection as Intern of the Year and later as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also has extensive knowledge in the field of Functional Medicine, and has recently completed a 2 year comprehensive program at the University of Miami.