Ever getÂ that uncomfortable, bloatedÂ feeling in your gut? Or feel like youâ€™re walking around with a balloon in your abdomen? The organs in your abdomen, specifically the lower abdomen, are crucial to our health andÂ feeling good on a daily basis.Â Luckily, thereÂ are many gut healing recipesÂ that can specifically treat bloating and other gut issues.
Ingredients such asÂ sugar and processed foodsÂ can take an especially heavy toll on us, as well as overeating, sodium intake, and vitamin deficiencies.Â Meal planningÂ is a great way to avoid foods that can cause you to feel not like yourself.
13 Gut Healing Recipes
Itâ€™s important to not only heal these symptoms, but that we protect our bodies for long-term health. You may or may not know what causes pain or discomfort, but it may be time to do something about it. And, we have some ideasÂ to help give your gut some loving and make you feel better inside and out.
Lemons have amazing cleansing properties for your entire body. This recipe is super simpleâ€”justÂ water and lemon juice! Drinking a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning is a great way to improveÂ your gut health by aiding digestion and detoxifying the body.
Not only is this recipe by Oh Dear Drea aÂ gut-buster,Â healing bowl of goodness, it is vegetarian, gluten-free, soy-free, and corn-freeâ€”essentially made for everyone!
3. Berry smoothies
Berries are high in fiber and have a naturally high water content, making them a great bloat buster. Try some of these delicious berry and green smoothies, such as theÂ berry beauty smoothie, which is sure to keep your palette refreshed and your gut healthy.
4. Alkaline juice
Processed and sugary foods create an acidic environment in your gut. Alkaline balances the bodyâ€™s pH, and thisÂ power juiceÂ made of zucchini, celery, spinach, mint, and parsley is sure to keep your body fully balanced.
SauerkrautÂ is one of the most widely used remedies for gut health, given its prebiotic and probiotic properties.Â Making your own fermented foodÂ is easy, and you can add your own herbs and flavors to make it especially unique.
Miso is an essential ingredient in Chinese and Japanese cooking forÂ overall health. The fermented miso combined withÂ cabbage is great for energizing your body and stimulating digestion. ThisÂ miso saladÂ makes for an excellent lunch or snack when you want an extra power meal.
7. Banana smoothies
Bananas are also amazing at fighting belly bloat. ThisÂ banana smoothieÂ only requires four ingredients: bananas, pitted dates, almond milk, and Greek yogurt. The combination is sure to be a powerful and tasty drink to comfortÂ your symptoms.
For thousands of years, ginger has been used to ease upset stomaches and aid digestion. Itâ€™s not a food that many enjoy raw, so how about a soothingÂ ginger teawith maple syrup and lemon?
Buckwheat isnâ€™t a wheat, but rather, a seed. Itâ€™s an excellent source of protein, amino acids, and vitamins, and even better, it slowly releases carbohydrates and decreases cholesterol. Try thisÂ tropical buckwheat cereal bowlÂ with coconuts and pineapple, and feel good about what youâ€™re eating.
Rich in protein and fiber, quinoa is a great addition to your gut-healing regime. This gluten-free,Â apple cinnamon bakeÂ is not only delicious, it includes other ingredients proven to fight bloat, such as Greek yogurt.
11.Â Bone Broth
Essential amino acids and other nutrients leach out of the bones as the broth/stock cooks. We need those amino acids toÂ help with the synthesis of hemoglobin, support digestion, and promote skin and connective tissue health.Â Enjoy aÂ warm in a mugÂ ofÂ homemade brothÂ mixed with a little lemon juice, fresh ginger and turmeric.
12. Castor oil
One way to heal bloating without switching up your ingredients (although, you still should consider it), is trying aÂ castor oil pack. Itâ€™s a simple process, and a great idea if youâ€™ve never tried it. Weâ€™ve even laid out the supplies and instructions for you to be ready to go!
13. Liver cleanse
As the second largest organ in your body, the liver feels all the toxins, preservatives, and processed foods that you consume. AÂ liver cleanseÂ involves cutting out things like alcohol, coffee (I know, itâ€™s easier said than done), sugary foods, high-sodium foods, and breads. It cuts out a lot of things we tend to love, but your gut will love you for it.