It’s the festive season and who can resist the call of reunion dinners, bakkwa and pineapple tarts this time of the year? Unfortunately, it’s also when we get the feeling of “I need to unbutton my pants in order to breathe again”.
This popular sensory phenomenon is better known as the ‘post-meal bloat’ and happens for a variety of reasons. (To be clear, this is a feeling, not a medical condition.)
When bloating happens, it points to something going on in your gut. Most likely because your intestines are having a hard time breaking down certain nutrients like lactose, fructose, complex carbohydrates and other high fiber foods.
There are also other causes for bloating, such as stress, menstruation, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and a diet high in fat, sodium or inflammation causing foods such as processed foods and artificial ingredients.
How to beat post-meal bloats with our Digestive Booster
We’re bringing back a popular seasonal flavour with a brand new and improved formula to help you fight the bloat this festive season. Our Tamarind Pineapple with Turmeric puree is sweet, sour and made from real tamarind pods, juicy pineapples and 100% organic turmeric powder. Expect an ayurvedic delight to aid digestion and reduce inflammation.
Here is a quick look at the health benefits for each of our core ingredients.
Tamarind: Otherwise known as “assam”, this tart-sweet fruit is commonly found in kitchens across Asia for both it’s culinary and medicinal uses. It is a natural, gentle laxative that helps to boost digestion as its bilious substance stimulates gastric juices to speed up digestion. The polyphenols in tamarind also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties according to this study.
Pineapple: Pineapples contains a digestive enzyme called bromelain, which is a mixture of proteolytic enzymes. These enzymes work together to help your digestive system break down and absorb proteins from the foods you eat.
Turmeric: Used widely in our kitchens, this yellow spice is receiving a lot of attention besides it’s culinary and instagram-worthy latte photography uses. Today, researchers call turmeric a super spice, largely because of its active ingredient curcumin, rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
With these properties, it’s no wonder our customers have been urging us to bring it back. So go forth and enjoy your reunion dinners, but make sure you’re equipped with our post-meal Digestive Booster!