Foods to Eat and Avoid for Better Digestion
Your digestive system giving you troubles? It is most likely caused by what your eating. The digestive system is a functioning part of your body that needs certain nutrients to work properly. What you eat really does affect all your bodily functions, especially as we get older. Your diet is everything and just a few simple changes can take you from feeling uncomfortable to healthy and happy. Here’s what you should and shouldn’t eat for a better digestive system.
Foods to Avoid
- Fried and fatty foods
- Spicy peppers
All the foods listed above are empty of nutrients essential to your digestive health. Fried foods contain too much fat and unnecessary calories. Spicy foods, alcohol, soda, and coffee can really hurt your intestinal lining because they are acidic.
Foods to Enjoy
- Plain yogurt
- can mix with oatmeal or fruit
- Fermented foods
- Like sauerkraut, have good bacteria that help with digestion
- High fiber foods
- beans, lentils, artichoke, whole grains
- coconut oil, fish, soybeans, spinach
- Foods high in enzyms
- carrots, cucumber, ginger, wheatgrass
- Lean meat and fish
- chicken is easier to digest than beef
- help with bowel function
The food listed above contain vital nutrients and enzyms that your digestive system needs to perform it’s functions correctly. Feed your body right and it will treat you very well!