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Some Fun Foods to Help Keep Things Moving

Digestive issues are no fun for anybody. Unfortunately, most of the foods recommended to get things moving aren’t much more appealing.

But the truth is there is a lot more out there than oats, whole grains, and prunes that can help keep things moving. There are a vast array of foods that are high in fiber and other gut-boosters that can help fight indigestion and make you feel better.

If you’re constipated, diet plays a major role in restoring regularity. If you’re having a bowel movement less than three times per week, you’re dealing with constipation and may want to consider including some of these surprising foods into your routine.

  • Pineapple: Rich in bromelain to help break down proteins and improve digestion, bromelain can help support a healthy gut and regular bowel movements.
  • Papaya: Like pineapple, papaya features digestive enzymes to aid digestion and help manage conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and bloating.
  • Avocado: With half an avocado featuring about 10 grams of fiber, it can help promote motility with its high content of insoluble fiber.
  • Coffee: Your morning cup of joe can help stimulate the GI tract to keep things moving.
  • Celery: Sitting down with some celery slices, peanut butter, and raisins can be a gut-friendly snack. Celery is a terrific source of water and soluble fiber, and peanut butter also offers some fiber to give this healthy snack some added value.
  • Kefir: Kefir is a fermented dairy product that is loaded with live bacteria to help colonize your gut. These healthy bacteria promote better digestion, regularity, and a healthier gut.

Indigestion can be a real drag. If you’re not keen on the idea of eating oatmeal and whole grains all day, you’ve got a ton of other options to explore.

This list is only a few items you might not typically consider. The reality is that there are countless foods packed with fiber, prebiotics and probiotics, and digestive enzymes to boost regularity and fix indigestion.

Endless lists of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and more can contribute to a healthy gut and fight constipation.


Author Bio

Devon Andre has been involved in the health and dietary supplement industry for a number of years. Devon has written extensively for Bel Marra Health. He has a Bachelor of Forensic Science from the University of Windsor, and went on to complete a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. Devon is keenly aware of trends and new developments in the area of health and wellness. He embraces an active lifestyle combining diet, exercise and healthy choices. By working to inform readers of the options available to them, he hopes to improve their health and quality of life.

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