Digestive Superfoods

Digestive Superfoods

Digestive system is a delicate one, the vital process of which can be very easily affected by problems like: stress, poor dietary habits, harmful environmental toxins, viral infections, or frequent use of antibiotics.

Yes, go for a balanced diet, this is very important to your healthy digestion, but don’t forget to drink proper quantity of water. This combination can save you from bloating, belching, abdominal discomfort, or any other symptoms of an overburdened digestive system. These enlisted superfoods will aid your digestion and make your stomach happy!

Ginger

Ginger can effectively treat various gastrointestinal discomforts. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties in ginger can curb digestive spasms, gas, indigestion, nausea and bloating.

Use

Simmer a few slices of ginger in boiling water to make ginger tea. Drink it regularly. This strong tea helps stimulate saliva, bile and gastric juice production to aid digestion.

Peppermint

This popular herb is known to work wonders in aiding digestive processes due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. The cooling properties that peppermint possesses can calm an upset digestive system and accelerate healing.

Use

Sprinkle some fresh peppermint leaves over your dishes or add it to your salads.

 Yogurt

Yogurt is one of the best foods for improving digestive health. It is a probiotic food, meaning that it contains a high amount of ‘good’ bacteria that plays a key role in the digestion process and reduces problems like indigestion, diarrhea, and constipation.

Use

Try to eat plain, unsweetened yogurt and, if you like you can add some fiber-rich berries or honey to sweeten it.

Sweet Potatoes

They also contain good amounts of dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins B6 and C, and manganese that help in digestion. Sweet potatoes can be used to treat peptic ulcers, duodenal ulcers and some other serious and inflammatory bowel problems.

Use

Sweet potatoes eaten with the skins on will have an immense effect on your digestive health.

 

 

Avocados

This tasty fruit is loaded with fiber, and contains healthy monounsaturated fats that make it easy to digest, even by toddlers. Avocados also help maintain a healthy digestive tract and proper functioning of the pancreas, liver and gall bladder.

It also helps convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, which in turn helps in developing a healthy mucosal lining throughout the GI tract. Also, the good amount of nutrients and high water content in avocados make it one of the best fruits for weight loss.

 

 

 

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