Good digestion is not only important for our stomachs, but also for our general mood, well-being, as well as looks (a bloated belly surely doesn’t make one look more attractive). What’s more, recent scientific evidence suggests that balanced digestion reduces the risk of certain cancers.
So which food should you eat to balance your digestion? Here is a list of the top gut-friendly foods.
Natural yogurt and kefir
Fermented foods like natural yogurt and kefir are excellent probiotics. Just check the label to make sure they contain live active cultures, as these are the main digestion boosts in this type of food.
Meat and fish
Meat and fish are rich in vitamins, healthy fats, and minerals that help to balance digestion. Contrary to the popular myth, these foods are easy to digest.
That’s right, chocolate is good for your gut. Dark chocolate, to be specific, has a balancing effect on the digestive system, so give yourself a treat every once in a while.
Fresh fruits and vegetables
As natural sources of fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables should be a regular part of everyone’s diet. Citrus fruits are particularly effective.
Home cooked food
It is always the best choice, as you can be sure the ingredients are fresh and free of additives. Include both fresh and (home) cooked food in your diet for best results.
Regular intake of ginger is beneficial for the digestive system. Add small amounts of this spice to your meals, or enjoy some ginger tea on winter evenings.
Coconut oil is not only gut-friendly but likely to help you flatten your belly. Replace butter and other kinds of oil used for frying with coconut oil to boost digestion, belly appearance, and general well-being.