Midsummer is here in North America. The east coast is SWELTERING and the USA just observed Independence Day. A day filled with camaraderie and fireworks. A day celebrated with a ton of food and a filled cooler to tame the heat away. As nostalgia kicks in, childhood is filled with memories of grilling out, adults enjoying their beverages and the carefree nature that is summer. As an adult, these same summer activities seem to scream ‘bloat’ instead! Between the sodium in traditional bbq-style food and water retention qualities of both caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, a summer bbq can wreak havoc on your body! So how do we battle that?
Bloating: The Diet
Allow your body to detox naturally after a party. Eat water-rich fruits and vegetables. Pineapples, watermelon, bananas, and celery are all amazing options. Drinking a ton of water is also important. One of the main culprits of bloating, according to Spalon, is the excess interstitial fluid that accumulates between and surrounding fat cells. Basically, when your salt/water ratio is out of balance in the body, your body keeps any excess water around until the balance is restored. Drinking water and eating water-rich foods helps to restore that balance quicker.
Bloating: The Bodywrap
One of the other ways to battle that summer bloating quickly is with a body wrap. Hungarian mud is hot in the industry…and for good reason! Hungarian Wellness Mud’s thermal properties help to draw out any of the toxins. Its high mineral content battles water retention. The results are so immediate, some even call it The Ultimate Hangover Cure!
Alexandria Professional®’s Mud Puddle® is made from 60% silicon dioxide and has one of the highest mineral contents on the market. Mud Puddle®, coupled with compression and heat, really offer a double whammy to get that svelte silhouette back after a day of indulgence. So, go ahead and indulge a little this summer. With a couple of minor dietary modifications and the perfect body wrap you can get back on track in no time!
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