BBQ Time Food with Good Bacteria

Enjoying the outdoors in the summer to maximize all the sunshine we possibly can means barbecue season time is here!

Having those barbecue get togethers means lots of delicious foods that can sometimes cause you excessive gas and bloating. Below we will mention how you can add good bacteria food items to your barbecue summer menu that doesn’t lead to discomfort. 

What causes bloating

With an evolving society and the foods we eat that are becoming more processed than organic have a large implementation on the impact of our stomach’s reactions. The feeling of bloating can be for many reasons. Even someone who workouts regularly and implements a healthy diet can still develop bloating and gas. Although exercising does improve the symptom.

Gastrointestinal discomfort is usually caused by dairy products including being lactose intolerant. Keeping track of what you're eating and how your body reacts can help you reduce the consumption of the source. 

Gastric bloating can be caused for individuals with sensitive stomachs. It is usually caused after eating from excessive gas production. Leaving with the feeling of discomfort and swollen belly.

One that several individuals experience these days is having irritable bowel syndrome also referred to as IBS. The outlining effect of having diarrhea or constipation, in even some cases both symptoms. These reactions leading to bloating and unpleasant painful and gaseous sensation can disturb a person's daily functioning schedule. 

Gas and air in the belly are very common after eating. Things like gum and drinking with a straw encourages air to travel down into the stomach area. Gas tends to build up in the digestive tract where undigested foods get broken down and digested with air. Drinking lots of carbonated beverages will also increase the symptoms of bloating.

High consumption of sodium and excessive water intake can make you feel swollen and heavy. Not necessarily the cause of bloating but a form of discomfort due to high water content. When your hydration levels aren’t balanced this can cause your body to retain water. It is why maintaining a proper exercise balance can help eliminate water retention development. A simple food intolerance could be the factor causing your discomfort to unpleasant symptoms. 

Truth be told, there’s several reasons why a person could be feeling this way from soluble fiber, premenstrual syndrome, celiac disease, and many others. If all alternatives leave you questioning what is going on with your body, you can always ask your doctor and try a fodmap diet. A strict diet to help eliminate food items that are known to cause stomach pains. A healthy alternative way to guide you on the route to a comfortable lifestyle.

Foods that cause gas and bloating such as : Dairy, peas, beans, wheats, carbonated beverages, cauliflower, lentils, beer, chewing gum, onions and many more.

Keeping track of what you're eating or what may aggravate your stomach to reduce bloating daily.

What to eat when bloated and gassy

When feeling discomfort, there are foods that can help reduce these uncomfortable symptoms. 

List of foods that reduce bloating:

Natural Sugar

Of course, we all know that implementing a healthy lifestyle with continuous exercising helps with all the functions within our organs. Keeps things on a good regiment and helps eliminate all unwanted toxins. 

Eating live and active cultures has substantial benefits towards our gut and digestive system. Live and active cultures are microbes associated with food often in fermented factors. These microbes in yogurt help with symptoms such as diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and colon disease.  

Our gut health is so important to a proper functioning system. Drinking peppermint tea, green tea, and kombucha are a natural way to help reduce any type of bloating or gas accumulation. 

Some people may not all know, however stretching can really help with bloating. Stretching the body helps you feel relaxed and allows movement within. Helps to loosen things and direct the gas build up to be eliminated from the body and promote a better digestive term. Stimulates the proper flow of our digestive system from any blockage.  

Fermented Foods

Nowadays, fermented foods and beverages have enlarged in popularity. In the past centuries, fermented foods were used to preserve and improve food flavors. Currently we look at these types of food and beverages for their extensive health benefits.

What does ferment mean? Fermentation is an anaerobic meaning where an organism, living cell or tissue lives without air or oxygen. 

Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, miso, pickles, and apple cider vinegar are a great target to our digestive and immune system. Fermented processed foods have been associated with several health benefits such as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antifungal. 

Providing a great risk reduction towards high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and inflammation. Simply linked to providing a better mood and empowering brain activity. 

Delight Greek Yogurt Dip 

Probiotic foods such as yogurt deliver that healthy gut bacteria to our digestive system. Looking for that perfect summer recipe that can go with almost any dish. We got the perfect one for you! Below is a recipe to add to your summer barbecue menu. 


1 cup Greek yogurt
1 Garlic Clove 
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Fresh Dill
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
Fresh Chopped Chives (for garnish)


Place all ingredients in a medium size bowl. Mix all ingredients well. Chill before serving and add the chopped fresh chives for presentation.

This is such a refreshing dip filled with sources of probiotics to offer that anti bloat. Greatly paired with veggies, meats or even as your starter dish with sour bread. 

The Highlight to a Summer BBQ

Summer is a time when everyone seems to get together and enjoy being outdoors. Whether you're camping at a park or in your backyard, having a BBQ is the way to go. Including more foods with probiotics, fermentation and fiber is a great combo for a delicious menu and a healthy gut. 

Now grab some dip and go enjoy!





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