I just started back eating a gluten free - Vegan Diet. However, I am experiencing problems I didn't have when I previously started a vegan diet. I have indegestion, and extreme bloat (so bad that I am nauseated). I understand that it may either be My digestive system getting used to the vegan diet again or the amount of soy that I am taking in. But for now, I plan on fasting for 2 days. Eating only citrus when hungry and drinking lots of water.
Also, I think I may just be taking in too much fiber when my stomach isn't used to it. I eat a lot of brown rice. I may not be taking in enough water. Any suggestions other than the obvious 'drink more water'? Like is there a way i can drink a certain way or time to help aid in digestion?
I eat 2tbsp of raw sauerkraut with each meal (pickled planet makes a good one). It has natural probiotics that when eaten with your meal helps digestion. I guarantee that it will help because I had the same problem as you and now it's completely gone. Also I take Gaia thyroid support supplements (2 in the morning 1 hr before breakfast, 1 in the evening 1 hr before dinner). This helps me digest and take in all my nutrients.
Kefir is a fermented drink traditionally milk but obviously not vegan. You can ferment kefir with any milk substitute such as coconut, soy milk or water like i say. Produces a nice fermented drink which is primarily rich in good bacteria, in the same way your sauerkraut is. So great for supporting the gut flora.
I have been flirting with veganism for a year and I am ready to go full on. It just takes planning on my part. My family eats meat and cheese, but eat less now that I make all meeals. We rarely eat out, and everyone comments on how heathy and fit we all are. I also have bloat on occation and have sourkraut on my grocery list. I just feel better all the way around when I ommit all dairy/meat. I don't tell people I am vegan. I don't think I need to explain myself etc. It's just easier. For the people I know that really want to know why I don't consume animal products/animals...I am happy to have a freindly discussion. All others...I don't need to get myself all upset. Good luck.
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