Feeling puffy? It's definitely not a pleasant topic, but we've all been there! You're getting dressed and your clothes are too tight, or you wake up feeling puffy after indulging the night before. Bloating can be caused by lots of different things such as too much salt, food sensitivities, poor gut health, among other things.

The good news? You can banish the bloat quickly with some smart food choices.

But before we talk food, let's dive into the subject of water.   When you're bloated, one of the best things you can do is drink plenty of water. That advice may seem contrary when you already feel bloated and full, but water aids digestion, cleanses the body and flushes out waste.  Many people recommend lemon in water to detox and reduce bloating. If you like the flavor, go ahead! At the least, it will probably help you drink more water throughout the day.

 

Kefir

Kefir

One of the most common culprits when it comes to gas and bloating is an unhealthy gut. If there are too many bad bacteria in our guts and not enough beneficial bacteria (or probiotics) we often end up with digestive issues like gas and constipation that result in that uncomfortable bloated feeling. One of the best things we can do to help ease digestion is to eat more probiotics. Kefir is a great source of those beneficial bacteria. Try kefir in a smoothie in the morning along with some fruit or blend it with frozen fruit to make a 'frozen yogurt' in the evening.   (Try the Julius Kefir Smoothie recipe or the Blueberry Frozen Yogurt recipe available in the free e-book, Truth Bar's 7-Day Prebiotic + Probiotic Meal Plan.)

 

Asparagus

Asparagus

Asparagus is also awesome for beating bloat. It has lots of prebiotic fiber that feeds the good bacteria in your gut and improves your gut health. In general, eating fiber regularly is one of the best ways to keep your gut healthy and keep things moving through. Asparagus also contains a natural diuretic. It basically makes you pee more, thereby ridding your body of extra fluids.  It's easy to steam, sauté or oven roast asparagus. Try tossing it with olive oil, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese or garlic or try it tossed in sesame oil and sea salt and roasted in the oven. (Try the delicious slim down recipe for Miso-Glazed Salmon with Sesame Asparagus in the free e-book, Truth Bar's 7-Day Prebiotic + Probiotic Meal Plan.)

 

Bananas

 Banans

Bananas are one of the best foods you can eat to get rid of bloating. Bananas contain lots of potassium that regulates our body's fluid balance. Potassium helps reduce fluid retention by increasing urine production and reducing sodium levels. When slightly green, bananas also contain prebiotic fiber that specifically feeds the probiotics in your gut and helps improve your digestion and overall gut health. Bananas are perfect portable snacks on their own, in a smoothie or even just frozen and then blended in a food processor until they resemble the consistency of ice cream. Yum.

 

With foods like these, you can beat the bloat while you load up on good nutrition. So go ahead -- you can eat up while you slim down!





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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about PREBIOTICS and PROBIOTICS:

What is a Prebiotic?

Prebiotics come from plants, usually root plants that contain a lot of fiber and feed the good bacteria in your gut.

Why is it important to have both prebiotics and probiotics?

Probiotics alone cannot grow without a healthy gut to support them. When combining a nurturing base of prebiotics in the belly, with a good dose of probiotics, a garden of flora blossoms and fills the gut with a balanced microbiome.

Can your body make its own Conjugated Lineolic Acid?

You certainly have the gut flora to make your very own CLA. It’s one of the many things your lactobacilli and bifidobacteria do for you.

It’s important to have healthy gut flora to be able to make CLA. People with gut dysbiosis have a significantly harder job of it – possibly one reason why obesity and gut dysfunction tend to go hand-in-hand. So if you’ve been eating well for a while and your gut is humming along nicely, you can probably count on a substantial CLA intake from gut flora. If you’re eating is not so “healthy” or you simply aren’t producing enough good bacteria, Truth Bar can help by giving probiotic support to build up your colonies of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

How much inulin is in each bar?

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 3.2g
Mint Chocolate Chip: 3.3g
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 2.5g

How much MCT Oil is in each bar?

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 4.5g MCT/bar
Mint Chocolate Chip: 0.5g MCT/bar
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 0.5g MCT/bar

These are approximate amounts based on estimate of 60% MCT present in coconut oil, and 65% oil in coconut.

What is the percentage of “prebiotic - probiotic"?

Using approximate inulin amounts:

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 3.2g prebiotic to 500 Million CFU probiotics
Mint Chocolate Chip: 3.3g prebiotic to 1 Billion CFU probiotics
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 2.5g prebiotic to 500 Million CFU probiotics

What is the strain of probiotic in the lactoSpore?

Lactobacillus sporogenes (bacillus coagulans). It is a stable Lactic Acid forming probiotic that has exceptional and lengthy studies of gut healing effects ranging across gastro intestinal issues, bloating, diahhrea and irritable bowel syndrome.

 

Questions about SWEETENERS:

What is erythritol derived from?

Erythritol is derived from NON-GMO corn as a fermented sugar alcohol with GRAS status from the FDA.

What is the ratio of sweeteners? (Tapioca / Erythritol / Stevia)

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 6.5g / 3.2g / 0.02g
Mint Chocolate Chip: 11.0g / 3.3g / 0.02g
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 11.0g / 2.5g / 0.02g

 

Questions about COMMON INGREDIENT CONCERNS:

Are Truth Bars Vegan?

We have created both Vegan and Non-Vegan bars. Two of our flavors are Vegan and two are Non-Vegan. Our Chocolate Dipped Coconut and Chocolate Dipped Raspberry bars are both 100% Vegan. They're both rich in fiber and essential medium chain fatty acids that are easily digested, which makes them incredibly useful for a quick burst of energy.

Our Chocolate Almond Crunch and Mint Chocolate Chip bars feature a Non-Vegan blend of brown rice protein and whey isolate that supplies essential Amino Acids for a "complete" or "whole" source of protein. Our balanced mix of fiber and protein results in two meal replacement bars that provide all the BCAAs needed for proper muscle development.

Are Truth Bars 100% gluten free?

Yes, all Truth Bars are 100% gluten free!

Is there soy in Truth Bars?

Soy based lecithin is commonly used as an emulsifier in dark chocolates. However, they are are serious consumer concerns over soy that we have taken very seriously. In order to protect and promote overall health the specially formulated dark chocolate coating on all Truth Bars is completely free of both soy and sugar.

Are the bars Peanut Free?

Yes, all Truth Bars are 100% peanut free. We use only high quality almond and sunflower butter.

 

Other Questions:

Where can I find a full list of ingredients?

You can find a the full list of ingredients on each bar’s product page. The ingredients can be found by clicking the second tab. Here's a link to each of our product pages: Chocolate Dipped RaspberryChocolate Dipped CoconutMint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Almond Crunch.

Where can I find nutrition information?

Each bar’s nutrition facts can also be found on the product pages above. Just click the third tab.

Another place to find info would be our ingredient's page, which outlines each of our key ingredients and their benefits.

What is the shelf life of the bars?

Truth Bars have a shelf life of 18 months. We make our bars in small batches, which ensures that our retailer's shelves are stocked with fresh bars.


Please let us know if you have a question that is not listed above.
Simply write to us at info@truthbar.com. We are happy to answer any questions!