I usually don’t post a blog entry on or before Thanksgiving day. Why? Well, everyone is so busy cooking or eating, I don’t feel another recipe is valuable. What I tend to do is post an entry the day after Thanksgiving, when my diet and nutrition advice is in high demand.
That said, I thought I’d devote a few lines to bloating – something I hear a lot about on “Black Friday.”
When I talk about bloating, I’m referring to abdominal discomfort that’s caused by the digestion of certain foods. These foods can include milk, fruit, beans, multi-grains, vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, onions, sugar and artificial sweeteners. More than likely, these foods appeared on your Thanksgiving table last night, contributing to your feeling of “fullness.”
The fix? Take the next few days and avoid sodium as much as possible. Drink at least two quarts (8 cups) of water daily, eat high-fiber fruits and vegetables, and consider foods that are natural diuretics like melon, asparagus, green tea and artichokes. Perhaps, tomorrow, I’ll share a nice asparagus recipe with you.