What's causing you to bloat?

 

Ever wonder what causes you to bloat? This list could help you pick out a few items that might surprise you!

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Some vegetables can cause gas; broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, cabbage, asparagus, and artichokes to name a few. Listen to your body, take note of what you feel. Set up for success and fill your fridge with fresh produce and commit! Bloat-Causing Foods:

 

Fermented Foods
 (like pickles, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, etc.)

Vinegar

Oils

Garlic

Onion
(except scallions/green onions or occasional sweet red onions)

Salt

Chili pepper products

Seaweed of certain kinds
(kelp and kelp noodles, arame, dulse, Irish moss, algae, etc.)

Spirulina

Bragg's liquid aminos/Raw Coconut Aminos/Nama Shoyu/Tamari

Agave

Nutritional yeast

Excessive use of nuts/seeds

badly combined fruits & fat combo's that lead to health challenges

Gourmet raw dishes that we feel are not congruent with the low-fat raw vegan lifestyle

 

These tips on bloating are from a longtime favorite, Earthy Andy. Check her out – we bet you will fall in love with her simple methods and lifestyle. She also recommends the documentaries Forks Over Knives and Fed Up, and books, The China Study, and 801010.