Try these delicious recipes that will delight your taste buds AND help your digestion:
Salmon with Avocado
The avocado has many health benefits including tons of fiber. One medium-size avocado contains about 15 grams.They’re easy to digest and contain healthy fat, which helps maintain the health of the digestive tract as well as supports the gallbladder.
Beet and Fennel Salad
Beets are excellent for constipation and GI upset. They are rich in fiber, potassium, and magnesium which help to remove waste materials from the digestive tract. Fennel seeds aid in suppressing gas. They relax the lining of the intestinal tract and reduce the inflammation which is usually present in GI illnesses such as Crohn’s or Intestinal Bowel Disease (IBD).
Cucumber and Crab Snacks
Cucumbers are loaded with dietary fiber, folate, calcium, and vitamin C. Having cucumber juice daily provides relief from heartburn, acid reflux, gastritis and peptic ulcers. Erepsin, which is a protein present in cucumbers, aids in proper digestion.
Kimchi is a Korean favorite made with cabbage, radish, or onion, along with lots of spices. The main ingredient is usually cabbage, which promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon. Cabbage also helps eliminate waste products and keeps your bowels regular. Sauerkraut is good for the same reasons.
Spinach Salad with Cantaloupe and Fresh Mint
Cantaloupe is one of my favorite summertime fruits. It is high in vitamin A and vitamin C and also contains a large amount of digestive enzymes.
Banana Chia Pudding
Bananas help restore normal bowel function after diarrhea. Their high potassium content also replenishes electrolyte balance that may be lost due to runny stools. This fruit is high in fiber. (If you are suffering from yeast overgrowth, best to stay away from bananas because of their high sugar content that can feed yeast.)