how to beat the bloat (& quash other annoying diet symptoms)

by team nuut

low energy, can't sleep, and so bloated you can't see your toes? 

minor health issues can be anything but, especially when you’re tired, fatigued and feel heavy. for those in the know, there are quick, easy and effective ways to combat these problems, and the good news is, they are all on your plate.

read on, chow down and feel your best.

lack lustre?

the buzzy b-group of vitamins, eight nutrients with different roles in keeping the body healthy, is essential for fuelling the body with energy because they assist energy-yielding nutrients like carbs, fat and protein for fuel. 

even though the b-group vitamins are found in many foods, they are water soluble and easily destroyed, particularly by too much alcohol and food processing practices. it is one of the reasons white bread, flour and rice are less nutritious than wholegrain versions. 

our bodies have a limited capacity to retain most b-group vitamins, with the exception of b12 and folate that live in the liver. if you eat a poor diet, even for just a few months, you may end up with b-group vitamins deficiency. ensure you eat a b-rich diet of meat (especially liver), seafood, chicken, eggs, legumes, dark leafy greens, seeds and fortified foods, like nutritional yeast. need some kitchen inspiration.. here are some of team nuut’s fave green weeknight dishes to try...


while drinking warm lemon water is a proven antidote for banishing a bloated stomach, there are other lesser known foods that can be just as effective. bloating is caused by an unhappy gut, poor digestion, or too much salt, yet altering your diet can make a marked difference. raw veggies with a high water content are great for detoxing your system, and helping to purge your body of toxins. stock up on celery, cucumber and parsley for an effective and fast reduction in fluid retention. watermelon is the ultimate summer refresher, a natural diuretic and rich source of potassium, which when combined, help control bloating brilliantly. if you really want to go hard, combine all three remedies - lemon, cucumber, watermelon, and a little rosemary and banish your bloated tummy for good.

zero energy?

without consuming enough protein, your body can't build muscle effectively, making simple activities like walking or climbing stairs taxing. a 2017 study found that mature adults who didn't consume adequate amounts of protein were twice as likely to find basic activity difficult. 

having trouble packing in enough protein every day? nuut's best-selling daily balance blend packs an impressive 20.1g of plant-based protein into every nuut shake. choose between chocolate and vanilla, add water or milk, shake and fuel your body fast!

can't zzz?

our body needs water to live, with every cell, tissue, and organ relying on water to function. when you are dehydrated, you feel sluggish and fatigued. sounds a little like sleep deprivation doesn't it? correct. even though your body remains quite still while you sleep, physiologically, it’s on the go. during rem sleep, it is learning and consolidating memories, and during deep sleep, it is busy recovering and healing. because water is essential for body function, being dehydrated when you sleep effects your body's processes so it can't repair itself at night. this shows up in symptoms like a dry mouth, headaches, and muscle cramps. dehydration also impacts melatonin, the sleep hormone that helps regulate your natural sleep cycle. without enough melatonin, you may not feel sleepy at night, and it can take longer to fall asleep. hydrate effectively drinking 8 glasses of water a day and supplement your diet with hydrating food like watercress, apples, celery, lettuce, watermelon and peaches.