What Foods are best for digestion?

22 June 2020
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Having a good and healthy digestive tract is important to your well being. Your digestive tract is in charge of absorbing nutrients and getting rid of waste. 

Many people suffer from digestive problems like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea and constipation to name a few. Even a healthy person can suffer from these due to a number of reasons, the main being our diet and lack of fibre or probiotic-rich foods. 

There are several conditions that can come from digestion problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and heartburn. 

So what are the best foods for digestion? Here are our top picks that you can get from your local supermarket.

Yogurt

Yogurt contains friendly bacteria known as probiotics. These are good bacteria that live in your digestive tract and can help improve digestion, keeping your gut healthy. 

Probiotics can help with bloating, diarrhea and constipation.

Probiotics naturally occur in your gut, but by adding yogurt to your diet they can ease digestion. 

Yogurt is made from milk that has been fermented. Not all yogurts contain probiotics, when shopping be sure to look for “live and active cultures."

Apples

Apples contain a soluble fibre called pectin. Apples are easily digested, passing through your small intestine and then broken down in your colon. The pectin helps to increase stool bulk and movement through your digestive tract, meaning a lot of people use apples to help with constipation and diarrhea.

Apples have also been shown to decrease the risk of intestinal infections as well as inflammation in the colon.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a great source of fibre, which helps to promote regular bowel motions and healthy stools.

When digested chia seeds cause a gelatin-like substance in your stomach. They work like a prebiotic, supporting the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut and promoting good digestion.

Ginger

Ginger is known to help improve digestion, settling the stomach and preventing nausea.  This is why many pregnant women use ginger to treat morning sickness.

Ginger moves food from your stomach to your small intestine quite quickly, reducing the risks of heartburn, nausea and stomach discomfort.

Salmon

Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation in your gut and also improve digestion. 

People with food intolerances, inflammatory bowel disease and other digestive disorders often have inflammation in the gut, so by eating salmon with the omega-3 fatty acids it can improve your digestive process.

New Zealand Blackcurrants

NZ blackcurrants are full of antioxidants and anthocyanins. Anthocyanins help increase levels of healthy bacteria in the gut, this helps to keep your digestive system functioning at a healthy rate. NZ blackcurrants reduce gut inflammation and help prevent digestive diseases.

NZ blackcurrants are the key ingredient in our gut health supplement, Digestive Health.

Digestive Health supports the probiotics, secretion of serotonin & dopamine, regulating hormone imbalance important to gut and brain health. It’s been shown to improve digestion, ease discomfort and support healthy moods.

Digestive Health has a great positive effect on gut enzymes associated with disorders like colon cancers and irritable bowel syndrome. In fact, it’s so good, it has just been Fodmap approved from Monash University, meaning it helps with IBS.  

SHOP DIGESTIVE HEALTH

If you are suffering from digestive issues, try including some of these foods in your diet, they all will help improve your digestive tract and ease your discomfort.

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