Bloating is a common and uncomfortable phenomenon most of us experience from time to time, however, feeling bloated is not normal.
If you do experience extreme bloating often, you may be experiencing food sensitivities and/ or gut issues such as SIBO.
“SIBO stands for small intestine bacterial overgrowth.”
SIBO stands for small intestine bacterial overgrowth and is the most common reason we experience bloating around the belly button that tends to increase over the day. The good news is that there are some things you can do to support SIBO naturally, see the full list here.
One of our recommendations is to drink 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar or lemon in warm water before meals, to help to stimulate stomach acid production. This supports your body to break down foods effectively.
Strong stomach acid is required to maintain the correct pH of your small intestine. Ensuring you have the right pH in your small intestine will discourage the growth of the wrong types of bacteria or yeasts. The stronger our stomach acid, the better the balance of bacteria is.
“The stronger our stomach acid, the better the balance of bacteria is.”
You can also supplement with a digestive enzyme support like BePure Gut Assist. BePure Gut Assist is an all in one, high strength upper digestive support. Formulated with powerful active digestive enzymes to reduce bloating and effectively break down all carbohydrate, fat and protein foods in your diet for optimal digestion and nutrient absorption.
To give your stomach acid the boost it needs, we’ve created this delightfully refreshing morning shot recipe, using the two gut-healing superstars; apple cider vinegar and lemon water.
Makes 15 morning shots | GF, DF, RSF
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp good-quality honey
- 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
- or 2 tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of salt
- Juice of half a lemon
- Juice of half an orange
- In a 700ml jar with a tight-fitting lid, mix together the vinegar, honey, ginger, and salt.
- Squeeze the lemon juice and orange juice into the jar and mix in.
- Fill with water, seal the jar, and refrigerate overnight.
- Pour into a small glass for your morning shot of goodness.
- Store in the fridge for up to 1 month (if you can make it last that long!)