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5 Foods For Better Digestion

Mike Barrett
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December 28th, 2012
Updated 12/28/2012 at 2:57 am
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Digestive upset can be very uncomfortable and oftentimes quite embarrassing. In many cases, digestive disorders stem from a poor diet rich in dead and processed foods. If you are one of the millions suffering from digestive problems, incorporating probiotics, enzyme, minerals and fiber-rich foods could transform your health radically.

Listed below are 5 fantastic foods that will help you to maintain and promote the right digestive balance. They will ensure that the nutrients you take in are absorbed into your body and that waste is eliminated properly. While it isn’t an exhaustive list, these foods will put you on the right path to improved health and overall well-being.

Papaya

One particular food that has amazing digestive-promoting properties is papaya. This fruit can help fix digestion problems by breaking down proteins and supporting production of digestive enzymes. While papayas are often viewed as an excellent treatment for digestive disorders as well as disturbances of the gastrointestinal tract, they also provide many more health benefits.

Cultured Foods

Cultured or fermented beverages are better than pasteurized juices and beverages, as the pasteurized juices have no enzymes or bacteria that is beneficial to your digestive tract. Fermented products may include yogurts, kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, raw apple cider vinegar, kombucha, and nattoh, among others.

Miso Soup

A Japanese soup containing tofu, seaweed, soybeans, and other ingredients, miso soup is delectable and easy on the stomach. Tofu is easily digested, fermented soybeans help break down macronutrients, and seaweed in the soup promotes intestinal health while also improving the metabolism and and detoxifying the intestines.

Avocados

Avocados are full of beneficial fat and fiber, making them gut-friendly and easily digestible. However, consider eating raw green vegetables with avocados, as the fat in the fruit can delay the digestion of other foods in the stomach by inhibiting the secretion of gastric juices.

Be sure to check out the other awesome health benefits of avocados as well.

Red Beets, as Well as Their Greens

Beets are rich in beneficial enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, and fiber. Eating these red-purple fruit can encourage regular bowel movements, improved gut lining, and smooth muscle function. Beets are also rich in an organic compound known as betaine hydrochloride, which has been shown to create a perfect environment for digestion and help those suffering from digestive upsets. Eat beets whole or juice them!

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About Mike Barrett:
2.thumbnail 5 Foods For Better Digestion Google Plus Profile |Mike is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind Natural Society. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for top 10 alternative health websites, Mike has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health.

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  1. Evan Murphy says:

    Guess there's even more reason for me to crave for miso soup. I'm a little surprised with avocado being on the list though. From what I've been told, aside from any beneficial fat, it's also loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol.

  2. Judesky says:

    I've read that sugar beets are almost all of the GMO kind, does that apply to the red beets as well?

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