Nobody likes to have a bloated tummy at any time of the year and for us women in our 40's, we can be particularly self conscious about having gas! You might get away with a little bit of windy pops in your youth but its no longer considered as being one of those "cute little things" you do anymore!
Good news is that there are a range of high fibre foods that can help boost a sluggish digestive system and help keep you feeling full of vitality, not hot air!
Think of these foods as being natures own apothecary!
A few carefully chosen herbs and spices thrown into your Autumnal fare will help beat the bloat and there are endless recipes you can adapt using these key ingredients.
Top of our picks include Celery, which naturally combats water retention and can help to reduce, let's just call it, gut gas! Ewww.
You might know much about this spice, but Turmeric can be really helpful in promoting and stimulating your digestive system which basically means, it keep everything nicely in transit - AKA less chance for bloating! So reach for that spicy curry this evening!
Rosemary is also a great herb that can easily be tossed into a variety of dishes. Its full of flavour and already used in some countries as a natural remedy to help treat indigestion. Toss it in salads, marinades and alongside your oven roasted veggies.
Everyone knows about the benefits of Oatmeal - they go above and beyond the topic of this blog. What better time to reach for a warming bowl of oatmeal than during the Autumn months when there's a nip in the air. This whole grain helps promote digestion and keep you feel full and flat all day long.
Fennel comes into season in the Autumn and whether you use the bulbs in salads or throw some seeds into your dishes, its particularly great at relaxing the muscles in the GI tract. You might also like to try sipping it. Fennel tea is also delicious and has the same tummy relaxing benefits.
The Japanese know a lot about natural food remedies and their Miso soup is a great on the go warming cuppa, full of probiotics that can help ease bacteria in the gut and ease bloating.
Top Tip: Experiment with flavours and recipes. Thrown some of these key ingredients into breakfast, lunch and supper and you'll start to see and feel the benefits. BLOAT be GONE.