7/18/17

Best And Worst Foods For Our Digestive System


By on 7/18/2017 10:49:00 AM


When it comes to the foods we eat, there are some that will aid our digestive health and others that will cause havoc in our insides. To help you the next time you visit the supermarket, here are the best and worst food items you should put in your shopping basket. 

Best on the shelf.

While natural food supplements, such as  Caruso’s tablets for constipation, may help us, we should still do ourselves a favor and try to eat the following foods to aid our digestion.

Whenever people talk about healthy eating, you can guarantee that fresh fruit and vegetables will be at the top of the list. Well, guess what? They are perfect for your digestive system too! Our bodies have to digest what we consume, and those foods that are rich in fiber are crucial to maintaining a healthy digestive system.

An apple a day really will keep the doctor away as it contains pectin, a fiber that improves digestion due to its soluble nature and ability to get rid of toxins in our body. Bananas also contain lots of fiber, including pectin, and are perfect for restoring normal bowel function after bouts of diarrhea.

When it comes to vegetables, high fiber foods such as spinach and broccoli should be part of your staple diet. Your children may turn their noses up at the greenery on their plates, but when feeling constipated, they will be glad of them!

In addition to fruits and veggies, you should also add plenty of nuts and grains to your diet. They are made of soluble fiber which helps get everything moving as it should in your gut, making your trips to the loo a lot less painful.

Probiotic products are also good for your belly, producing good bacteria to maintain healthy insides. Probiotic yoghurt is especially useful, and products such as Activia are specifically developed to alleviate digestive discomfort.

Studies have shown that certain tea drinks can stimulate digestion.However, the greatest liquid you can drink is one that comes free from your tap. Water is perfect for aiding the digestive system, particularly after a meal as it easily breaks down the food you have eaten.

Foods to Avoid.


We are all prone to eating unhealthy options, such as junk food and snacks, but they won’t do our insides any good. They may be convenient, but the high dosage of salt and fats slow down our digestive system.

Processed foods are particularly bad for digestion, as the carbohydrates present in such foods as white bread and chips move through our digestive system too quickly, causing issues such as bloating and gas.

Fried foods are difficult to digest because of the grease and fat, and they have minimal nutritional value. While you may enjoy the occasional hash brown or sausage, grilling them instead of frying will benefit your health.

Finally, cut down on fizzy drinks. Not only are they terrible for your teeth, but the carbon dioxide present within them will also lead to a buildup of gas in your guts. Ever wondered why you belch? Now you do!

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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