Three natural fixes I use to fight inflammation and bloat:
Are you feeling some inflammation or bloat in the body?
Bloat can be swollen fingers, bags or puffiness under your eyes or in your face, swelling in your belly, and an overall feeling of lethargy or heaviness.It’s time to flush out your lymphatic system, which is like your body's waste removal system. Here are
-Morning elixir (lemon and apple cider vinegar).
First and foremost, one of the best things you can do for overall health and belly bloat is to consume a small glass or mug of room temperature water with 1 teaspoon of raw apple cider vinegar and a squeeze of lemon in the morning.
The apple cider vinegar acts as a probiotic rich in enzymes that will aid in digestion. It will rehydrate you immediately, which is essential upon waking. Your lymphatic system will wake up and start its job of flushing and cleansing. Lemons are also high in alkaline and will correct your body's pH level and start things moving in the right direction. Goodbye bloat!
Ginger should be a staple in your home. So versatile, so delicious. Ginger has a little spice, a little kick with a refreshing lemon yumminess. You can add it to any smoothie or juice, grate into salad dressing or stir frys, or simply cut it up and add to a small little pot of boiling water: ginger tea. It's a strong anti-inflammatory with tremendous medicinal properties that are healing to the gut. Ginger is a metabolism booster and a thermogenic food, which means that it helps to heat the body up from the inside out and will help with weight loss and bloat.
Drinking water is one of the best things you can do. Rule of thumb: Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water. So, for example if you weigh 120 pounds you should be drinking 60 ounces of water per day. To make it more effective, cleansing, and de-bloating, fill up a few mason jars with water and slices of cucumber water. Pop them into the fridge and wow! Huge results from this little trick. Cucumber water is another natural diuretic; it contains silica, which helps pull the bloat out of your body.