8 Ways to Make a Smoothie for a Flat Belly

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Be mindful of your protein powder.

One of the main culprits for bloating in smoothies is a protein powder, according to Serena Poon, a celebrity chef and certified nutritionist. That’s why it’s so important to read the fine print of the ingredient list, so you know the source of the protein.

“Whey protein contains lactose, which can cause digestive discomfort in some people,” Poon says.

Additionally, she says some may be sensitive to sugar alcohols, including erythritol, sorbitol, xylitol, and maltitol. These are often added to powders to avoid adding calorie-rich sugar but could result in an upset tummy.

If you’re looking for a clean protein powder, check out our list of The Healthiest Protein Powders for Weight Loss.

This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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