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What Foods to Eat and Why!

From our friends at Health Ambition, check out their top 15 foods you can be eating to improve your health. Foods with a range of healthy nutrients including nuts, fish, greens, eggs, garlic, and tomatoes among others.

Check out the full list and all the details on the Nutrient Dense Foods

Nutrient Rich Foods
Food is source of vitamin A. Various natural food rich in vitamins. Useful foods for health and balanced diet. Prevention of avitaminosis.


Now which scent of Fresh Assist goes best with these foods, (after you eat them of course!) that’s up to you!

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Healthier Eating for You & Your Family

We are always looking for ways to help our customers and potential customers – oh well – everyone, find healthier and cleaner ways to live their lives.

Our friends at postivehealthwellness are all about providing a variety of resources to folks who are enthusiastic and passionate about helping their families live healthier lives, especially focused on the foods they eat.

Healthier Eating

Here’s a great article they’ve written to get folks ready for “Eating Season”, Halloween through the Super Bowl!

I’m sure you’ll figure out how to enjoy the candy, turkey, ham, chips and chili among others!


Oh – you’ll inevitably have to use the rest room at some point or many points during this journey and if you do – get some Fresh Assist to christen the process!

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Foods that cause the most gas: It might be different than you think

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Beans, beans good for the heart, the more you eat, the more you … well you know how it goes! It’s true that beans, along with other foods, can give you gas.

According to WebMD, passing gas is healthy and normal and that the average person will pass gas up to 23 times a day.  But if you’re dealing with excess gas it helps to know what foods, other than beans, are likely the culprit.

What Causes Gas?

Dr. Barbara Bolen, an Expert on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) says there are two main reasons for gas. One is swallowing too much air and the second is a byproduct of the digestion of certain foods.

To avoid swallowing too much air, she recommends that you eat slowly, avoid chewing gum and hard candy and stop smoking.

As far as gas produced by digestion, unfortunately foods that tend to give you the most gas are typically foods that are high in nutritional value. Let’s take a look at some food most likely to give you gas.

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Vegetables – Artichokes, Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Onions, Peas, Sweet potatoes, Baked beans, Black beans, Black-eyed peas, Butter beans, Cannellini (white) beans, Kidney beans, Lima beans, Navy beans

Fruits – Apples, Apricots, Mango, Oranges, Peaches, Plums, Watermelon

Dairy – Buttermilk, Cream cheese, Heavy cream, Ice cream, Milk, Processed foods containing milk products, Ricotta

Grains – Barley, Flax seed, Rye, Wheat

Beverages – Beer, Fruit juices, Soda (regular and diet)

All of these foods are high in carbohydrates making them harder to break down and therefore producing a higher gas by-product. I think we can all agree that the dairy and beverage items from the list need to be consumed in moderation. The vegetables, fruits and grains however, do contain nutrition.

But hold on veggie haters, before you run out and celebrate, this isn’t a reason to stop eating your greens altogether. There are healthy foods, lower in carbs that produce less gas. Here is a list.

Foods that do not cause gas:  

Protein – Beef, Chicken, Eggs, Fish, Turkey

Vegetables – Bell peppers, Bok Choy, Cucumber, Fennel, Greens (such as kale or spinach), Green beans, lettuce, Tomatoes, Zucchini

Fruits – Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Clementine, Grapes, Honeydew, Kiwi, Pineapple, Raspberries, Strawberry

Dairy – Yogurt (without added sugars), Kefir, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Swiss

Grains – Gluten-free bread, Rice bread, Oats, Rice, brown or white, Quinoa

Nuts – Macadamia, Pecans, Walnuts

How can you still eat healthy?  

If we compare foods from both gassy and non-gassy lists to the World’s 100 Healthiest Foods, we see many similarities. In fact, all of the non-gassy foods make the cut in the top 100 healthiest foods. So you can eat healthy and reduce your flatulence factor!

To eat foods on the Gassy Foods list, pair them with several options from the Non-Gassy list. And add them into your diet in small quantities. Additionally, adding probiotics to your diet can help rebalance your digestive tract reducing your gas production.

Read more about the 24 Healthiest Foods on Earth from

Body gas will always be a part of our daily lives. Hopefully, now you have enough information to keep eating and breaking wind with less frequency. But if all else fails, you can always blame it on someone else and once it turns to solid – it’s time for some Soothing Lavender or Cooling Chamomile Fresh Assist®.


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