On Saturday night, I found myself engaged in a discussion on the immune system and its reliance on digestive health. Whenever I talk about “feeding” the immune system, what I’m talking about is feeding the gut things that will keep it happy and in good working order. I know that this weekend and this week I’m paying extra close attention to making sure I
Some of those foods include:
- fiber—especially in the form of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- probiotics—try yogurt or kefir
- prebiotics—found in fibrous foods like asparagus and oatmeal (it gives the “good” probiotic bacteria in the GI tract something to feed off and keep multiplying
The Huffington Post recently rounded up a list of the best and worst foods for digestive health. I’m kind of sad that coffee and alcohol are on the no-fly list, but it’s all about balance. In the context of a day full of foods mostly good for the gut, a cup of coffee isn’t going to upset the system too much.
What are your favorite foods to eat for good digestion? On the flip side, what’s on your no-fly list?
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