Digestion: the best foods for your intestinal balance
The digestive system, by absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste, plays a vital role in your health. However, many of us experience digestive problems (diarrhea, constipation, cramping, gas, etc).
If you suffer from digestive problems, researches have shown that integrating fermented foods as well as fiber-rich and probiotic-rich foods into your diet could improve your digestion. Have a look at the following list:
Yogurt is made with fermented milk and is rich in probiotics. The probiotic is a good bacteria that can help improve digestion (bloating, constipation and diarrhea).
The kefir is a dairy product made by adding kefir “grains” to milk. These grains will ease the digestion of lactose (bloating, cramping and gas). Studies have also shown that the consumption of kefir could reduce inflammation in your gut.
Apples are rich in soluble fiber (pectin). This fiber is used to stop constipation and diarrhea and is also linked to a decrease of possible inflammations in the colon.
The fennel is a plant, usually used to add flavor to your dishes. The fiber in the fennel may help to prevent constipation and reduce bloating, flatulence and cramping.
Chia seeds are rich in fiber that contribute to your intestinal health by promoting the growth of probiotics.
Kombucha is a fermented tea. Its probiotic content will improve your digestion and can also help to treat stomach ulcers.
Whole grains are the seeds of cereals such as oats, quinoa, or farro. Their high content in fibers can help improve the digestion by reducing constipation and by feeding your healthy gut bacteria.
Tempeh is made by fermenting soybeans and is a good source of probiotics which can reduce negative digestive symptoms.
Ginger can be used to reduce the risk of heartburn, nausea and stomach pain.
🔸Dark green vegetables
Dark green vegetables are rich in fiber and magnesium which help improve digestion by feeding good bacteria in your gut.
Salmon is rich in omega-3s which may reduce inflammation and improve the digestive health.