Foods for digestion

Healthy Helpers: Tasty Foods That Aid Digestion

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So now it’s out there. Even if you’re a hard-core meat lover, you can’t ignore the latest findings about how too much meat can be cancer-causing.

So here’s where I have some incredibly good news: In between all of those epic upcoming holiday meals (whether you do them with or without meat) that are in front of us, there are also plenty of other lunches, breakfasts, and dinners that we can use to reasonably balance out those other heavy holiday meals.

These are a few particular foodstuffs we can focus our meals around, which help us digest everything else we eat more efficiently, absorb nutrients better, and feel more energized, lighter, and cleaner.

There are so many such wonderful foods ready and waiting, for us to embrace them so they can help us. But in addition to that, here are just a couple more:

Cabbage: It’s one of the fibers that’s not digested, so it helps eliminate waste, keeping you regular. It’s also especially helpful when it’s been fermented in something such as sauerkraut, which contains bacteria that makes everything else easier to digest.

Yogurt: Speaking of digestive bacteria, the fermentation in sauerkraut is also the active element in certain “live culture” or “active culture” yogurts. We all have bacteria in our stomachs right now, helping us digest food. And live-culture yogurt gives us a huge assist on that, replenishing the normal flora within the gastrointestinal tract.

You know how I mentioned fiber in the above cabbage section? Well, guess what? You still need more fiber: Doctors say we need 20-30 grams of fiber per day for our bodies to function healthfully. And yet it’s been recorded that most people in America eat an average of 12 grams. So load up on foods like dried beans, lentils, raspberries, and artichokes, and you’ll feel a difference in how your body functions.