3 Healthy-Gut Recipes to Banish Bloat in 24 Hours, a Doctor Explains



Is there anything worse than eating a delicious meal only to suffer from painful bloating or a trip to the bathroom soon after? I've experienced this unpleasant scenario firsthand, but I'm also not alone. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, up to 70 million people are affected by digestive diseases. So why does this network of organs and tissues that transform our food into energy and nutrients cause us so many problems?

To find out, we tapped "medicinal chef" Dale Pinnock. His latest book, Eat Your Way to a Healthy Gut, tackles the most common digestive complaints—bloating, constipation, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis), reflux, and food intolerance—and explains why food can be the culprit and the remedy.

"The reason we have so many digestive maladies is that this system is one that is exposed to a whole host of less-than-desirable things," explains Pinnock. "Much of the food that makes up our modern diet doesn't do us any favors. Some are taxing on digestive processes, some negatively affect specific tissues in the gut, but many have a negative influence on the vast bacterial colony that lives there, that are involved in regulating so many aspects of short and long-term digestive health."

Ahead, Pinnock outlines the top food culprits, why we all need to start chewing properly, and a successful action plan to banish bloating when it does occur. Don't forget to scroll to the end for three exclusive healthy gut recipes from his new book that will soothe your gut and bloat—stat.