Poor gut health can lead to various stomach-related issues, such as upset stomach, bloating, and gas, which can be unpleasant in the long run. Digestive problems are often related to the food we eat, as some foods take longer to digest than others. However, it is not necessarily a chronic health condition, and symptoms of digestive issues can be alleviated by consuming certain foods such as fermented and high-fiber foods. To support good digestion, we have compiled a list of foods that can be eaten daily. Check it out below.
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Here are 6 foods that promote good digestive health:
1. Leafy Vegetables
Leafy greens like spinach, lettuce, and kale are great sources of fiber, which promotes good gut health. You can add lettuce to your salad and try our spinach recipes to incorporate more leafy greens into your diet.
2. Whole grains
Whole grains are considered healthier than refined flour. Instead of white bread, choose fiber-rich whole-grain bread. Avoid maida-based foods and opt for chickpea flour or multigrain flour when making rotis and bread at home.
Include low fructose fruits in your diet, as fructose is a sugar found in fruits. Certain fruits, such as apples, pears and mangoes, contain high levels of fructose. Citrus fruits and berries like blueberries, oranges and strawberries contain less fructose.
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4. Lean protein
Meat is high in fat, which can be harmful to your body if eaten in large amounts, especially red meat. Instead, add beans, lentils, and tofu to your diet for lean protein from organic sources.
Yogurt is made from milk and contains lactic acid bacteria, which is good for a healthy gut. It is rich in healthy bacteria, which makes it a good component of probiotics. Eating yogurt will aid in the digestion of food and relieve bloating and gas.
6. Chia seeds
Chia seeds are packed with fiber and probiotics. This promotes the growth of good bacteria in our gut and results in healthy digestion. Soaking chia seeds with water daily can benefit your digestive health.
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Try to include these foods in your diet to avoid digestive issues.
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