Got the feeling bloated blues? How pre- and probiotics can help.

Got the feeling bloated blues? How pre- and probiotics can help.

All of us suffer from occasional gas, bloating and indigestion. These symptoms never come at a good time. Maybe you’re about to hit the beach and your stomach starts to expand, or you want to be comfortable but your favorite jeans refuse to zip. Folk remedies rarely work. But prebiotics and probiotics are a powerful combination. They can work together to relieve your feeling bloated blues.

Here’s how the magic happens:

Prebiotics: These are food for the probiotics. You need these for your probiotics to thrive. Some of the best sources of prebiotics include whole grains, onions, garlic, artichokes and bananas.
Probiotics: These are the good guys, not just for our digestive system but also for our immune health, our mood and other bodily functions. We need to have healthy colonies of a variety of probiotics in our guts.

A lot of people think they have to give up eating a lot of fruits and vegetables because they are harder to digest or — in the case of fruit — they contain a lot of natural sugar. The fear is that these foods may actually worsen their gas and bloating. Instead of giving up these very nutritious foods, try adding Sunfiber to your daily routine.

For those people who feel bloated because they are sensitive to gluten, be careful about which soluble fiber supplement you choose. Some may contain traces of gluten, even if they say “gluten-free” on the label. Sunfiber is 100 percent gluten-free so you’ll never have that concern.