THE “EXCESSIVE GAS AND BLOATING” SMOOTHIE
Plant foods that have fiber* are usually the culprit:
- Brussels sprouts
To what extent this happens, if at all, depends greatly on the individual. For instance, I don’t seem to have a problem with black beans, but soy gives me gas. I can’t touch cabbage, but lentils seem to do well with my system.
*Fiber is an indigestible carbohydrate made up of sugar molecules, commonly called starches, or polysaccharides and oligosaccharides. As these starches pass undigested through the digestive tract, they ferment in the lower gut and produce intestinal gas. Fiber is a vegetarian bodybuilder’s friend because it improves insulin sensitivity and offers other well-known health benefits.
The good news is that you don’t have to cut healthy foods that cause you to get bloated out of your diet. There happens to be foods that counteract excessive gas and bloating. Without further ado, I give you:
The “Excessive Gas and Bloating” Smoothie
- 3 stalks of celery
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 large cucumber, sliced
- inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 tbsp. Bragg’s apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 handfuls of ice
Why does it work to reduce excessive gas and bloating for vegetarian bodybuilders?
Although each ingredient makes a contribution, there are a couple star players worth highlighting.
Apple Cider Vinegar: This stuff is no joke for reducing excessive gas and bloating. It is potent, however; to some, it throws the taste off slightly. So if your bloat isn’t serious, you can omit it and let the other ingredients rise to the occasion.
Banana: Too much salt causes water retention around the abdominal area. Foods rich in potassium, such as bananas, help fight bloating caused by salty foods. While salt invites water into the cells, potassium drives it out. Unripe bananas contain resistant starch, which can cause gas and bloating, so be sure to use ripe bananas!
Celery: This natural diuretic helps relieve water retention. When buying celery, opt for organically grown produce whenever possible.
Ginger: One of the best digestive aids around, it works on a few levels. It soothes and relaxes the digestive system muscles. Ginger also contains zingibain, a protein digestive enzyme, which is particularly effective at reducing bloating and gas caused by protein-rich foods. It is also anti-inflammatory.
For more ideas to reduce excessive gas and bloating for vegetarian bodybuilders, watch these 2 videos below –
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V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System is a mixture of science and author’s advice,providing users with optimal diet and exercise. This system is designed for vegans and vegetarians only.
A lot of research has been put in this program. Furthermore, a lot of professional bodybuilders and athletes tried and tested the program, praising its progressiveness and efficiency.
The program is about taking control of your own body and health according to your potential and needs. And worry not; you’ll get plenty of proteins with this system. It will boost you with energy, and you’ll feel just a strong as any carnivore would (perhaps even stronger, depending on how much you invest in your exercise). It avoids vitamins deficiency and provides you with a lot of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
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To find out more, visit the website at V3 Bodybuilding – How to Reduce Excessive Gas and Bloating for Vegetarian Bodybuilders