Nutrition: Reset yourself!

Post-Thanksgiving plans

By Alysse Anderegg, WAC Dietitian

Need a reboot after last week’s meal(s)? Avoid checking the scale as water retention is common after a few beverages and a salt-heavy meal.  Get back on track with smaller portions and plenty of produce. WAC Dietitian Alysse recommends a few particular fruits and veggies that keep post-Thanksgiving bloat in check .

  • Pineapple and papaya contain the digestion-promoting enzymes bromelain and papain.
  • Celery acts as a natural diuretic to help flush out excess water.
  • Zucchini is considered a low FODMAP veggie and recommended for individuals that are prone to post-meal digestive issues.
  • Sauerkraut—this fermented veggie should be refrigerated as it is packed with live bacteria that promote a healthy gut.

Here’s a smoothie recipe I like: Happy Belly Smoothie

—Posted December 4, 2019

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