Five Foods You Can Start Eating for Better Digestion

Grilled chicken meat and fresh vegetable salad of tomato, avocado, lettuce and spinach. Healthy and detox food concept. Ketogenic diet. Buddha bowl in hands on white background, top viewDigestive problems, at one point or another, are likely to hit everybody. For some, it could be a one-off bout of gas or diarrhea after eating something their stomach didn’t agree with.

For others, gas, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea can be a regular occurrence.


If you’re one of the latter, there could be a series of possible causes of your discomfort. Food or nutrient intolerances or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) could be the culprit. In some cases, it may have to do with overall food quality.

Some foods promote healthier digestion and may lead to fewer gastrointestinal symptoms mentioned above. Here are five foods for better digestion you can start with:

Whole Grains: Many nutritional experts suggest that whole grains – like brown bread, oats, etc. – are great for your gut. This is because, unlike their refined counterparts, they are rich in fiber to aid digestion and feed healthy gut bacteria.

Leafy Greens: Aside from being great sources of nutrition, antioxidants, and fiber, research suggests that leafy greens feature a specific sugar that helps fuel the growth of healthy gut bacteria.

Lean Proteins: People with IBS or other forms of gut sensitivity may want to elect lean proteins of fatty cuts. High-fat foods can cause contractions in the colon and contribute to some potentially more severe health issues.


Low-Fructose Fruits: If you are prone to gas or bloating, you may want to try reducing consumption of the fruit sugar fructose. Apples, pears, and mango are very high in fructose. While berries, citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits, and bananas are all much lower.

Avocado: Avocado is rich in fiber, nutrients, and healthy fats, all aiding in digestive function. It is also a low-fructose food.

Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all to digestive health. These foods, and those like them, may help you get your gut back on track.

Author Bio

About eight years ago, Mat Lecompte had an epiphany. He’d been ignoring his health and suddenly realized he needed to do something about it. Since then, through hard work, determination and plenty of education, he has transformed his life. He’s changed his body composition by learning the ins and outs of nutrition, exercise, and fitness and wants to share his knowledge with you. Starting as a journalist over 10 years ago, Mat has not only honed his belief system and approach with practical experience, but he has also worked closely with nutritionists, dieticians, athletes, and fitness professionals. He embraces natural healing methods and believes that diet, exercise and willpower are the foundation of a healthy, happy, and drug-free existence.


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