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Beat the bloat at breakfast

the Antidote to... a slapdash breakfast

Angelique Panagos is a firm believer in the healing power of food. Put down the nutritionally inadequate bowl of Special K and take a look at these wonderful breakfast images she created for inspiration in the morning. Find the full recipes on Angelique’s site www.angeliquepanagos.com and some tips to beat the bloat below:

1. Eat ‘real’! Our digestive systems are designed to recognise and process natural whole foods. This is why convenience foods can cause digestive backlog and one uncomfortable bloat. Swap any refined snacks and meals for a diet rich in fibrous greens, good quality proteins (lean meats, oily fish, nuts and seeds) and a portion of healthy fats (hello avocado!).

2. Chew more. If there were ever an excuse not to dine at your desk, this is it. Your stomach doesn’t have teeth, so pause between bites and chew well. No paste, no swallow!

3. Lower your sugar intake. You’d be amazed at the difference this makes to your gut. While nutrient-packed, whole fruits can be high in sugar so stick to one to two portions daily and increase your vegetable content. Berries are best as bikinis near.

4. Sip away fluid retention, switching irritating caffeine to cleansing water (hot or cold). Add a squeeze of lemon juice and/or some fresh mint leaves for healthy flavour. 

5. Relax. Stress only exasperates bloating, so indulge in some calm whenever you can. Be it yoga, mindfulness, a monthly massage, walking, or just reading your magazine in the park. 

Finally, pick a bikini you love and wear it with a smile. You’re beautiful as you are!

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Angelique Panagos is a firm believer in the healing power of food. Put down the nutritionally inadequate bowl of Special K and take a look at these wonderful breakfast images she created for inspiration in the morning. Find the full recipes on Angelique’s site www.angeliquepanagos.com and some tips to beat the bloat below:

1. Eat ‘real’! Our digestive systems are designed to recognise and process natural whole foods. This is why convenience foods can cause digestive backlog and one uncomfortable bloat. Swap any refined snacks and meals for a diet rich in fibrous greens, good quality proteins (lean meats, oily fish, nuts and seeds) and a portion of healthy fats (hello avocado!).

2. Chew more. If there were ever an excuse not to dine at your desk, this is it. Your stomach doesn’t have teeth, so pause between bites and chew well. No paste, no swallow!

3. Lower your sugar intake. You’d be amazed at the difference this makes to your gut. While nutrient-packed, whole fruits can be high in sugar so stick to one to two portions daily and increase your vegetable content. Berries are best as bikinis near.

4. Sip away fluid retention, switching irritating caffeine to cleansing water (hot or cold). Add a squeeze of lemon juice and/or some fresh mint leaves for healthy flavour. 

5. Relax. Stress only exasperates bloating, so indulge in some calm whenever you can. Be it yoga, mindfulness, a monthly massage, walking, or just reading your magazine in the park. 

Finally, pick a bikini you love and wear it with a smile. You’re beautiful as you are!