Dr. Oz Reveals One Food Guaranteed to Stop Belly Bloat

2012-11-28 16:10
Dr Oz food that stops belly bloat

“I have one solution to help so many others out there to get rid of their belly bloat for good,” says Dr. Oz as he explains to viewers that although a common problem for many, belly bloat can be cured with one simple solution—probiotics in your food.

“Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain your body’s natural balance of different organisms…and promote digestive health,” says Dr. Oz as he demonstrates to viewers that without probiotics in your digestive system, that certain foods are resistant to the digestive process by the digestive juices in your gut and as a result contributes to feelings of bloating by the space the food occupies and the amount of gas produced as the food breaks down very slowly.

However, with probiotics in your digestive system, your digestive juices are aided by the helpful bacteria in the probiotics by rapidly digesting food that is relatively difficult to digest with digestive juices alone. As a result, the space that food occupies is decreased and there is less gas with the rapid digestion.

“Probiotics comes in many forms, but the best way to get it is in yogurt,” says Dr. Oz as he points out that eating yogurt is not a one-time event to make your digestive troubles go away. Rather, that you have to follow 3 rules when eating yogurt to get rid of belly bloat.

The first rule to getting rid of belly bloat with yogurt states Dr. Oz is that you have to eat yogurt with probiotics every day for two weeks. This is because the good bacteria from probiotics have a short life in the gut and therefore you have to eat it every day in order to build up the good bacteria to a level that will take care of your digestive problems.

The second rule is that it should be a 6-ounce serving with 2% milk fat, but no added sugar or syrup to sweeten it. If you cannot take the yogurt without some sweetness to it, then add fruit to it yourself without the added sugars.

The third rule to follow is that you should buy only brands of yogurt that states “live and/or active cultures” on the label. Dr. Oz tells his viewers that not all yogurts contain live probiotic bacteria in them, which is why you have to check the label to insure that you are getting the bacteria you need to aid digestion.

For people who cannot tolerate dairy products like yogurt, or who do not like the taste of yogurt, Dr. Oz states that a good substitute for yogurt is taking a probiotic supplement. The added advantage of taking a probiotic supplement in a pill form is that the active bacteria do not get killed off as easily from stomach acid and are able to make it further down the digestive tract where it can aid the breakdown of difficult-to-digest foods.

For a thorough article about the importance of your gut bacteria, follow this link to an informative article titled, “Does Colon Cleansing for Treating Obesity Harm Beneficial Gut Bacteria?”
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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show—“The One Food That Will Beat Belly Bloat”

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As yogurt is a dairy product, and often has added milk powder to 'naturally' thicken it, and most people have problems digesting Casein, one of the milk protein, I would certainly NOT recommend yogurt as a healthy way of obtaining probiotics. Kollath 1953 says probiotics are supplements to restore health to patients suffering malnutrition from eating too much refined foods!. If that is the case, and I believe it is, altering ones diet is of prime importance in the pursuit of health. Avoidance of dairy products can be, and usually is, a big step towards that goal as many people are allergic to the proteins, or have lactose intolerance to the sugar lactose. Probiotics consist of protein, fat and carbs, so they would get digested the same way any other protein, fat and carbs are digested. The digestive system doesn't say "Oh, this is a probiotic, so it must not be digested so it can help the large intestines!" Probiotics are digested just like any other foods, so any probiotics they contain would also not be able to end up in the large intestines intact where they are "supposedly" needed. With the 'right' foods, and avoidance of allergenic foods the intestines will naturally replenish the gut flora, without 'allergenic' yogurt! "At least 50% of all children in the United States are allergic to cow's milk, many undiagnosed. Dairy products are the leading cause of food allergy, often revealed by diarrhea, constipation, bloat and fatigue. Many cases of asthma and sinus infections are reported to be relieved and even eliminated by cutting out dairy." “Dairy products may play a major role in the development of ALLERGIES, asthma, sleep difficulties, and migraine headaches." Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 1983;19(9):806-809 Pediatrics 1989;84(4):595-60 "In reality, cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of health problems, including: mucous production, hemoglobin loss, childhood diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, kidney stones, mood swings, depression, irritability, and ALLERGIES." Townsend Medical Letter, May, 1995, Julie Klotter, MD
I agree with your assessment of Dairy products and their danger to human health, however, the University of nebraska just published a study proving the persistence of probiotics all the way to the colon to be able to do the work the need to aid in digestion and other health properties. We believe that the Lacto Bascillius Acidopholus strain of probiotic bacteria from Nebraska Cultures can indeed support gut health without needing to consume dairy products