If you suffer from digestive issues, I would recommend trying these foods!
Our Jewish traditional food is not known for the leanest one – but definitely, a delicious and rich one that can lead to digestive problems like bloating, cramping, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation for a variety of reasons.
The digestive tract plays a vital role in our health, as it’s responsible for absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste.
If you have been struggling with digestion problems, it might not be a medical condition, but actually, from the types of foods, you are eating. There are certain foods that are really food for digestion, and others that can be really bad for it. Here are some of the best foods for digestion.
Yogurt is a really good food to add to your regular diet rotation. If you can have a cup of yogurt every day, you will soon notice how much better you feel. Yogurt is an excellent way to improve your digestion thanks to the healthy bacteria it contains. Many doctors will recommend yogurt if you have digestion issues since it is really good for your gut health. What you want to look for is yogurt that contains live and active cultures, since this is what truly helps with your digestion (i.e.: Greek Yogurt).
Try to avoid yogurt that is simply filled with sugar and not many nutrients.
Chia seeds are a superfood and also happen to be really good for your digestion. These seeds are a superfood because of how many nutrients they contain. You will get lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They also have omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, both of which are great for improving your digestion and helping things move more smoothly. The nutrients in chia seeds can also help with regulating bowel function, reducing inflammation in your body, and lowering your cholesterol. All you need are a couple of tablespoons of the seeds each day, which are easy to add to smoothies, yogurt,
or topping on salads.
Recommendation to soak them 10 min before prior to eating them: Water-soaked chia seeds are easier to digest, and when soaked, your body absorbs the chia seed nutrients better. The soaked chia seeds will prolong hydration and help retain electrolytes in your body.
Don’t forget about lean protein, including poultry and fish. These foods contain nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids, without increasing sugar and other ingredients you don’t need in your foods. Lean protein is a lot easier to digest than red meat, so going for salmon or chicken is a much better option for your gut health than steak.
If you are looking for fruit that is going to help with your digestion, go for bananas. These are amazing for you, packed with nutrients, and very easy to tolerate. Bananas are super easy on the stomach and often one of the only foods recommended when you have the flu or a serious illness because of how easy they are to tolerate. Try to eat at least one banana a day, whether you eat it on its own, spread on toast, or topped on your cereal.
Ginger is a traditional ingredient in Eastern medicine that helps improve digestion and prevent nausea. Many pregnant women use it to treat morning sickness From a digestion standpoint, this yellowish root has been shown to accelerate gastric emptying By moving food from your stomach to your small intestine quicker, ginger reduces your risk of heartburn, nausea and stomach discomfort.
Dark Green Vegetables
Green vegetables are an excellent source of insoluble fiber that adds bulk to your stool, quickening its pace through your digestive tract Green vegetables are also a good source of magnesium, which can help relieve constipation by improving muscle contractions in your gastrointestinal tract Some of the most common dark green vegetables that provide this benefit are spinach, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other leafy greens.
Interestingly enough a study back in 2015 revealed an unusual sugar found in green leafy vegetables that feeds good bacteria in your gut. This sugar is thought to aid digestion while also impairing some of the bad bacteria that can cause illnesses.
If you are having digestive issues, don’t ignore them – tune in with your body and feed it with the right nutrients.
Digestive issues can be challenging, but certain foods may be helpful in easing uncomfortable symptoms. Research supports eating fermented foods, such as yogurt (or kimchi, tempeh,
sauerkraut) to increase probiotics in your diet, which can improve digestive health. Fiber-rich foods, such as whole grains, dark green vegetables, and chia seeds, also play a role in digestion by helping food move through your system more easily or quickly.
If you’re seeking relief for your digestive woes, consider adding some of these foods to your diet if you need more ideas. If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Crohn’s Disease, diverticulitis, and heartburn can put you at risk for more severe digestive issues you should consult with a doctor.
If you’d like me to evaluate your eating habits just drop me a message and I will be happy to guide you if it is something that I feel I can do based on my education and experience.
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