After I posted and got so many lovely comments on my bloated photo on Instagram I’d thought I write a blog post and share what I do when my tummy is upset.
When my stomach is upset, bloated or I’m just feeling average I will turn to the steps below to help settle it and give myself some relief
Drink peppermint tea
Hot water with lemon and ginger
Pineapple anti-inflammatory drink, find the recipe below
Up my bone broth intake (I aim to drink at least 1 cup daily)
Doing some gentle exercise - a slow walk or some yoga. I love the yoga for digestion by Adriene. Find the link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbguV_f6XOo
Not being too hard on myself / stressing about ‘eating too much that doesn’t agree with me’. Stress often makes its worse!
A lie down / rest with a hot water bottle or wheat pack
I often alternate between all of the above drinks during the day to help and don’t limit drinking them to only when feeling “off” - these are drinks I often consume daily. X
Pineapple anti-inflammatory drink
From Good Magazine
Pineapple skins contain protein bromelain, that helps digestion & healing. Simply boil pineapple skin, preserving the medicinal properties & add ginger & turmeric. This refreshing tonic takes 25 minutes & is a great substitute for a glass of wine.
1 pineapple peel, crown, scraps
1 piece turmeric
1 knob of ginger
Water, enough to cover
Place everything in a medium pot & cover with water. Simmer on a medium-low heat for about 30 minutes. Cover pot with a lid & let it infuse for 25 more minutes.
Strain everything into a jar & place it in the fridge until cold. Serve cold with plenty of ice or you can also enjoy it hot
Like this post? Why not check out my tips for eating out while being low FODMAP here