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Beat the Bloat This Spring

GLASGOW, Scotland, March 28, 2014 – After a long winter, we are all ready to shed our heavy boots and sweaters and opt for lighter, airy clothing. Only down side – it’s harder to hide that winter weight gain. Whether it’s caused by the winter blues or holiday eating, putting on a few pounds during winter is a common issue.

To get you moving in the right direction, Caroline Klinge, Marketing Manager for Klinge Foods Ltd., producer of LoSalt®, a leading reduced sodium salt, offers up tips on how to avoid the bloat for the upcoming season where we can’t hide under our thick sweaters. “These are simple recommendations for changes we can make in our daily lives that don’t involve too much hassle, yet will make us feel significantly healthier,” says Klinge.

 

1.    Know Your Food Allergies

Can’t figure out the cause of your bloating? Have your doctor test for food allergies. Food allergies and intolerances can be a common source of bloating, so it’s reassuring to recognize the cause. Be sure to make the trip to the doctor and don’t self-diagnose because cutting out food groups unnecessarily can lead to negative health effects.

 

2.    Take Your Time Eating

These days when we are constantly on the go, eating a proper meal isn’t always a top priority. A bite here, a bite there and that sandwich is already gone. When we eat quickly and don’t properly chew our food, it leads to air swallowing, which is a cause of bloating. Even better, if you take your time eating, you will actually be able to recognize when you’re hungry and then not overeat.

 

3.    Overconsumption of Salt

According to the American Heart Association, nine out of ten Americans eat too much salt. Sodium consumption leads to the retention of fluids in the body and therefore, bloating. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends daily sodium intake to be less than 2,400 mg, but the average America consumes 3,400 milligrams per day.

Instead of cutting out salt completely, try LoSalt®, with 66 percent less sodium than regular table, sea and rock salts, but which tastes just like regular salt. Plus, LoSalt is a great source of potassium, which helps to regulate your fluid balance.

 

4.    Get Active

The weather has finally become nice – so go enjoy the fresh air and get moving. Physical activity will trigger your sweat glands to release fluids which your body could be retaining. Whether it’s an intense run or a leisurely walk, awaken those sweat glands to stop the bloat.

5.    No Carbs After Dark

Carbs such as bread and pasta can cause your body to retain water. Try to stay away from these food groups in the evening when your day is starting to wind down in order to avoid their bloating effect.

 

With spring right around the corner, start the season off on the right foot and use it as a time to make a positive health change.

 

LoSalt® is the U.K.’s leading healthy, low-sodium alternative to salt sold worldwide and in more than 4,500 stores in the U.S., including national chains such as Kroger, Whole Foods Market and Safeway as well as natural food stores and independents.  LoSalt has 66 percent less sodium that regular table, sea and rock salts, but tastes just like regular salt.  A great source of potassium, LoSalt is a natural product.  It is a product of Klinge Foods Ltd., based in East Kilbride, Scotland just south of Glasgow.  For more information, please visit their website http://www.losalt.com/, become a fan at https://www.facebook.com/losaltand follow them at https://twitter.com/LoSalt.

 

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