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It's common knowledge that looking great starts with feeling great. Your diet has a big influence on how you feel, particularly if you have any digestive issues, food intolerances, or similar problems. When it comes to your diet and your "gut feeling," there are some tricks to use and elements to consider that will help keep you feeling fantastic. 

It All Starts With Your Diet

Optimizing your diet can (hopefully) help you avoid digestive comforts in the first place, and therefore help you feel your best! And while, of course, you should work with your doctor or healthcare provider when it comes to specific diet plans and restrictions, there are a few things you can ask your healthcare provider about to try to keep your stomach and digestive system running smoothly.

For instance, an exclusion diet called the low FODMAP diet may be an option for you (always check with your healthcare professional first). FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols, which are specific types of short-chain carbohydrates that can be poorly absorbed in the small intestine, resulting in abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and/or diarrhea and excess gas in some people. Research shows that a diet low in FODMAPs can significantly reduce symptoms of digestive discomfort for some people living with digestives sensitivities. The efficacy of the low FODMAP diet is supported by more than 30 clinical studies1,2.

ProNourish™ Drinks are a great nutritional option as part of low FODMAP and other exclusion diets. The ProNourish™ Drinks are low in FODMAPs and delicious for a snack or mini-meal. They have three grams of fiber, 15 grams of protein, and they lack certain ingredients that may cause issues for your digestive system since they are gluten-free and contain no high fructose corn syrup or sugar alcohols. Plus they are suitable for lactose intolerant folks (but not for individuals with Galactosemia).

Just replace your morning or afternoon snack with a ProNourish™ Drink in French Vanilla or Strawberry Banana as part of your diet. To learn more visit pronourish.com.

Your Digestive Comfort Shows In Your Look

When you are not feeling well due to digestive unpleasantness of any kind, it can affect your overall look. In fact, it doesn't necessarily matter if you still look as slim as you normally do - feeling bloated and uncomfortable can affect your perception of your appearance. And that definitely affects your confidence! This further plays into how looking great starts with feeling fantastic - and that feeling fantastic starts with your diet and being confident and comfortable with what you put into your body. 

1. Mansueto P, Seidita A, D’Alcamo A, Carroccio A. Role of FODMAPS in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2015;30:665-82.  

2. Halmos EP, Power VA, Shepherd SJ, Gibson PR, Muir JG. A Diet Low in FODMAPs Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Gastroenterology. 2014;146:67-75. 

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