Monday, 28 November 2016

5 Tips to Beat the Bloat this Christmas & Immune Boosting Smoothie Recipe || Beating the Winter Blues - Winter Series

Beat the Winter Blues

Chris James Mind Body is supporting healthy eating this Christmas with "5 tips to Beat the Bloat" The 5 tips from Chris include keeping a eye on the "3 P's" - protein, potassium and probiotics.

  1. Mind your P's - Avoiding bloat isn't only about avoiding foods; it's key to eat more foods that are effective at battling bloat. Reach for a healthy helping of the three P's: potassium, protein, and probiotics. You can benefit from a boost of potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, winter squash, citrus, bananas, and nuts, which help regulate excess sodium.
  2. Consume Fibre - Make sure you're getting enough fibre amidst the trays of holiday snacks. If you know you're going somewhere that you won't have a lot of control over your food choices, a fibre supplement can help a lot.
  3. Slow down - Eating too quickly can cause you to swallow more air, worsening bloat. Take a full 30 minutes to finish a meal, which will help you banish the bloat and listen for when your body tells you it's full.
  4. Hydrate, hydrate hydrate - Water helps to speed up digestion and can counteract the effects of salt and carb-induced bloating. Aim for eight to ten glasses a day, especially during the holidays.
  5. Start again tomorrow - Most importantly, if you overindulge at Christmas don't beat yourself up! Indulging once in a while is not that big of a deal - just start fresh tomorrow.

I love these tips and can certainly implement them, as I do have a tendency to eat too fast and wonder why I feel so uncomfortable.

Do you have any tips to share in beating the bloat? I would love to hear about them, so please write them in the comment box below.

Gorgeous Greens

Chris James Mind Body Health & Lifestyle brand - has developed Gorgeous Greens, and sourced superior quality organic ingredients - seaweed, wheatgrass, alfalfa, kale, nettle, dandelion leaf in addition chlorella and spirulina which together help strengthen the immune system, help with regularity, restore pH balance, and owning to its antioxidant-rich formula inhibits age-related enzymes and slows the aging process.

Apart from targeting the gut, "Gorgeous Greens" assist in detoxifying other organs too. Results will leave you feeling less bloated, your skin more radiant, plus you'll also notice how much better you sleep.

Chris shared an amazing story about what inspired him to create the Chris James Mind Body brand, it started with him being in India where he lived during his 20's and studied Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda. He was in a bad accident which left him with a broken neck and other serious injuries. He recovered through breathing, visualisation and meditation techniques that he had learned, and through this he became a teacher to help others achieve optimal health and developed programs for his clients.

Try this immune boosting gut health smoothie recipe.

Gorgeous Greens Super Smoothie
Serves 2


  • Large handful of spinach
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1/4 melon - cantaloupe
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 orange
  • 4 x ice cubes
  • Almond milk to fill to level - 11/2 cups
  • 1 serving x Gorgeous Greens
  • 1/2 lime
Juice the pear, melon, orange and lime. Put the avocado flesh into a blender along with the ice and Gorgeous Greens. Blend everything until smooth. Pour and enjoy!

To save on time you can just add all the ingredients to a blender, I tried it both ways and it worked just as well as juicing the fruits first and it tastes yummy, there is noting like putting goodness into your body.

If you would like to read last weeks instalment of the Winter Series check it out here - Combating the Blues & Staying Healthy

Stay blessed & Healthy

Disclosure: I was sent some Gorgeous Greens to try in exchange for a post/feature in my Beating the Winter Blues - Winter Series.

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