Rise and Shine! It’s No-Bloat Breakfast Time!
From productive night-time routines to the 4 a.m. wakeups of CEOs, we all love morning time-saving techniques and hacks. But applying them? That’s another story. Luckily, there’s one morning essential that’s easy to stick to and gets your day going on the right foot: eat a no-bloat breakfast! Here are our top switches to power up your gut and start your morning right.
Skip the Sugary Cereals for a Bloat Free Start To Your Day
We’ll just say it: ditch the cereal. If you live with IBS or another digestive condition, you probably already avoid highly-processed food and lactose; but if you generally want to start your day with more energy, ditching ultra-refined cereals is a good place to start. Most breakfast cereals contain lots of added sugar, which can cause your energy levels to sharply spike and then drop off, leaving you feeling sluggish and hungry long before lunch time.
For a gut-friendly breakfast that satisfies the same hankering for creamy, crunchy goodness, try overnight oats. A small portion of oats left to soak in probiotic yogurt makes the ultimate versatile feast that you can prepare ahead of time, and enjoy any time! As a bonus to helping you cut out sugary cereal, adding the right fruits to your oats can help you get…
Fiber, Fiber, Fiber!
Fiber is important to everyone, and especially people with IBS–but if you’re following a low-FODMAP diet, it can be hard to get enough of it. Starting your day with fiber helps kickstart your digestion, and can help keep everything moving (...if you get our drift…).
To start your day with fiber, steer clear of pastries like croissants, doughnuts and muffins, and opt for gluten-free whole grains like buckwheat, or high-fiber fruits, vegetables and nuts. Try out these salsa-quinoa-egg cups for a quick hit of everyone’s favorite super-grain, or satisfy your sweet-tooth with these oatmeal cookie energy balls. A handful of nuts added to your yogurt or overnight oats can also introduce some fiber in your food while adding a tasty crunch.
Get That Protein in Your No-Bloat Breakfast
Speaking of nuts, one of the keys to a filling, gut-friendly breakfast is protein. A no-bloat breakfast built on eggs will give you the energy to keep going–at least until lunch–and rock your day. As a bonus, eggs are also totally gut-friendly, low-FODMAP and extremely budget-friendly. And if you’re sick of the same old scrambled eggs with ketchup, have no fear: there are tons of ways to incorporate eggs into your breakfast, from a nutritious veggie hash to a classic shakshuka, all the way to a festive frittata. To keep your no-bloat breakfast savory and non-inflammatory, opt for flavored cooking oils that won’t irritate your stomach, as well as gut-friendly sauces and seasonings.
A no-bloat breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes, it’s as simple as getting a few new recipes under your belt; other times, it’s just about switching out inflammatory ingredients with gut friendly alternatives that will power you up and start your day on the right foot.
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