9 helpful vegan foods to cure bloating (+ the science why)

Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

Thank you sooo much for taking the poll last week!!

The response, as always, was great (you guys are the best!)

Bloating/Distension was voted the biggest digestive woe in our group. I can’t wait to share my remedy for this with you!

QUICK RECAP: I’m sharing with you what I do to get my leanest, slimmest looking body and how I finally got rid of my belly bloat, gas, and constipation after elimination diets and other remedies like probiotics failed me.

Last week I shared 4 surprising foods that cause gas and bloating PLUS the exact diet protocol I used (and still use) to de-bloat and look extra trim. If you missed that email, no worries, there’s a summary below :)

Today I’m going to share with you the “fine nine”-- 9 foods you should eat to beat bloat (and the science behind each one)-- PLUS my favorite remedy for Bloating.

This is an incredible opportunity to flush your body out and eliminate puffiness with my protocol.

It never ceases to amaze me how much leaner and trimmer you look when you aren’t bloated or inflamed!

9 HELPFUL FOODS (& WHY) -- the “Fine Nine”

  1. Asparagus: Mild diuretic effect; contains glutathione (an antioxidant noted for its detoxifying effects).
  2. Avocado: High in potassium, which has been shown to soothe bloating.
  3. Bananas: High in potassium; contains resistant starch which your “good” gut bacteria love. (Nourish them so they are strong and work hard for you.)
  4. Cucumbers: Contains silica, caffeic acid, and vitamin C, all of which have been shown to help reduce swelling and water retention.
  5. Lemons: Mild diuretic effect; gently stimulates digestion.
  6. Papaya: Contains papain (an enzyme that facilitates digestion; has been shown to help ease gas and bloating).
  7. Spinach: High in potassium; contains vitamin C. It also breaks down much more easily than all other greens.
  8. Potatoes: High in potassium.
  9. Tomatoes: High with potassium.


Relaxing in the tub with two cups of Epsom salt is a secret a bodybuilder friend passed on to me. A 30-60 minute soak will help relax you (your digestive system can’t work optimally when you’re stressed out) and the Epsom salt can help deflate your belly by pulling excess water out of your body. To avoid beach day dehydration, only do this ritual once.

If you use this remedy and follow my protocol below you’ll feel light and lean by the weekend.

IF YOU’RE A WOMAN, there is one little wonky thing that can make you constipated or distended/bloated even when you eat foods that are usually “safe” for you. It’s soo annoying when you don’t do anything differently but then your poops are irregular. I have some science + info on this I’ll share soon.

TMI (but important): Even though I’ve maintained my weight-loss for a few years now, there have been periods where my stomach area has doubled or tripled in size from the day before. It wasn’t uncommon for me to “gain” 5-pounds in a 2-day period! (A couple of times strangers thought I was pregnant...)

After 3-4 days of this, my body would finally evacuate, I’d praise the heavens for the relief, and both my body shape and weight would return to normal the next day.

When traditional elimination diets and other remedies like probiotics failed to fix me, I started looking more closely at the foods I was eating. It wasn’t until I went deep at the molecular level that I started seeing a commonality that could explain why I was having these problems.

By identifying the “offenders” and learning acutely how digestion works, I was able to find a strategy that works for eliminating bloating and puffiness ASAP.

MY PROTOCOL: Avoid raw vegetables, cruciferous vegetables (even cooked), corn, onions, garlic, mushrooms, legumes (beans, peanuts, lentils, split peas), plus any artificial sugars, booze, coffee, salt, processed foods (especially processed wheat) and carbonated beverages. Limiting consumption of grains (including whole grains, except oatmeal) and fruits (especially apples and pear if you want to flush out your body and remove all-over puffiness, inflammation, and bloating to the MAX.

Dried and dehydrated fruits also cause my body to retain water, especially in the thigh region, so if you tend to fill out in your lower half avoid foods that lack water.

BOTTOM LINE: Eliminating those “offending” foods while incorporating the “fine nine” (above) is EXACTLY what/how I eat before a trip to the beach or a bikini photoshoot. On a day to day basis I don’t avoid the “offenders” but I do try to eat them strategically.

For example, I peel the skin off my apples whenever I can and eat them on an empty stomach. Likewise if I’m eating mushrooms, I’ll serve them with steamed zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, potatoes, or soft polenta, saving beans or cruciferous vegetables for my next meal. (It’s a simple balance that’s highly effective for me).

If you need more concrete examples of how/what to eat following the protocol, and/or you’d like a couple protocol recipes to add to your regular rotation, don’t miss tomorrow’s email!!

Sharing what I've learned so you too can have a flatter belly, less puffiness and inflammation in your body, and more "regularity" in the bathroom, makes all that misery I went through worth it. Seriously, I'm just so happy to help others find relief.

You’ll be AMAZED at how much leaner and trimmer you look when you aren’t bloated, retaining water, or otherwise inflamed. I see a massive difference in myself (abs vs. no abs) and friends who’ve followed my suggestions remarked they lost inches and/or LOOK at least 10 pounds lighter.

Pretty amazing how powerful food can be on our insides and outsides!!

If you can relate to my story and want to revamp your insides, or if you’ll be putting a bathing suit on soon and want to feel as light and lean as possible, there will be an incredible opportunity for you tomorrow.

I want you to feel better and less bloated immediately, so I’m going to make it easy for you to take action.

I’m going to give you my protocol in a special meal-by-meal format. This shorter 2- to 5-day plan focuses on anti-inflammatory foods and is free of any ingredient that might cause swelling or water retention. It’s the safest food plan ever with 32+ new recipes (with variations!).

Non-food remedies that immediately reduce your bloating and gas (while simultaneously stimulating BM’s), yoga poses, and 18 additional pages of digestive science research are also included.

You’ll also get the full, comprehensive list of all the foods that cause bloating and gas (plus the scientific explanation why) so you can uncover all of your hidden “culprits.”

I know that if you take all the information I’ve shared and apply it to yourself, you’ll feel relief. I also know that if you take my protocol and follow it, you’ll see a big change in your appearance.

If you want to pop a belly balloon, get “bikini ready” faster without the guesswork, or you’re hungry for more Blueprint recipes that help you look your best... you need to read tomorrow’s email.

Look for this email because it’s a super limited offer.

Lastly, I just want to say that if you experience gas, bloating, weird body puffiness, constipation, or crazy cycles of all of the above, you’re not alone. I thought I was. I thought I was the only person in the world who had potty problems. No one else in my life would talk about poo matters with me, and if they had I might have found relief sooner. SO I can be that person for you, if you need it.

Hugs and TP,

P.S. If seeing exactly what I ate in a day was super helpful to you, and you’d like to see more of that or multiple days, you really (really!) do not want to miss tomorrow’s email. Friends who followed my suggestions reported they visually looked 10-15 pounds trimmer and lost inches in their legs and waist. Most importantly, they weren’t uncomfortable anymore

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