Bloating is almost inevitable, especially during holiday season or after a nice, family gathering. Being bloated is the feeling of having excess gas in the digestive system, which feels like you have a “food baby’ in the stomach. For some people, this unpleasant feeling is much more than an occasional discomfort.
Causes of Bloating
- Excess wind ( caused by foods like onions, beans, cabbage, sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli)
- Constipation ( which can be prevented by eating a high-fibre diet and drinking plenty of water)
- Swallowing air when eating fast or talking while eating
- Food Intolerance, especially when the bowel doesn’t empty properly, the food causes gas to be trapped, or too much gas is produced)
- Coeliac disease ( intestine cannot absorb gluten found in wheat, barley and rye)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The good news is that there is an easy way to alleviate bloating, improve digestion, and set up a quick detoxification process. We are talking about a cabbage juice recipe which works wonders for stomach bloating. Check it out!
Healing Digestive Juice
- 2 cups purple cabbage
- ½ green apple
- ½ small lemon
- 3 ribs of celery
All you have to do is to wash and chop the ingredients, blend them, and strain the liquid. Simple as that!
How it Works?
The efficacy of this healing juice lies in the combination of its ingredients, all of which are extremely beneficial and work in synergy to calm the digestive tract, set up a healthy detox, and beat bloating.
1. Purple Cabbage
Purple cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin A (which boosts immunity), vitamin C (which protects cells from toxins), potassium (which balances body`s fluid levels), and fiber. As a matter of fact, only a single serving of raw purple cabbage contains 20% of the DRI for vitamin A, 80% of your DRI for vitamin C, 216 milligrams of potassium, 40 milligrams of calcium, and 14 milligrams of magnesium.
2. Green Apple
Just like purple cabbage, green apple is also high in fiber which is important for cleansing the system and boosting metabolism. It is a good source of antioxidants as well, which are known to support the rebuilding and rejuvenating of cells. Ultimately, it has a robust mineral profile! It is an excellent source of iron which increases the metabolic rate.
Lemon is known for its robust mineral and vitamin content, including iron, calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, fiboflavin, niacin thiamin, folate, pantothenic acid, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and vitamin E. This citrus fruits provides a wide variety of benefits, such as improving digestion, purifying the blood, and promoting a healthy weight loss.
Most of its benefits are attributed to its phytonutrients and antioxidant content. It works wonders for digestion, supplies the body with fair amount of dietary fiber, and helps clean the bowels due to its high water content.