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Banish the Bloat - Naturally

lifestyle nutrition perimenopause Jul 14, 2022

Bloating, Ugh!

Who else steers clear from certain foods just because they make you bloated? Because we do. Bloating is uncomfortable. It makes us feel “blah”. We don’t want to wear tight clothes or stand too long when we’re bloated. 

Well, you may be experiencing bloating because of perimenopause and menopause. Perimenopause is more likely to lead to bloating. In perimenopause, estrogen levels fluctuate and are generally at higher levels. When estrogen is high, our bodies retain water, which leads to bloating. Not fun. 

In menopause, there may be extra built-up gas in the gastrointestinal system that leads to bloating. Or, slower digestion and constipation from hormonal imbalances leads to bloating. 

Okay, so how do you fix this? There are a few tricks to prevent bloating. Find these out by downloading our FREE 3-Day Banish the Bloat program. These tips have helped us with bloating, so we can confidently put on our favorite jeans and head over to happy hour with the girls. 

In addition to bloating, we have dos and don'ts of gut health 101 to help with all digestive issues from perimenopause and menopause. A don’t is sugar-free sweeteners. These contain artificial ingredients that are hard to digest, leading to gas and bloating. A do is eat foods with high amounts of magnesium, such as sweet potatoes, avocados, bananas, and leafy vegetables. Magnesium helps relieve gas and constipation.  

You may be practicing some of the other do’s already, such as incorporating vegetables into your diet, but there are others that you may not know are pretty important for the gut. Find all the dietary changes in our Banish the Bloat program. Yay!