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Which Foods Ease Your Digestion?

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Certain foods have the ability to help the digestive process and we’ve listed a few of the most helpful below.

Foods Rich in Fibre

Fibre helps your digestive system to function properly and when eaten with plenty of water will help to flush the waste from your body. Foods to enjoy include:

  • Wholegrains
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Legumes and nuts

Fermented Foods

The bacteria present in fermented foods give your digestive system a helping hand by having already begun the process of breaking down proteins, carbohydrates and fats. These foods include:

  • Sourdough bread
  • Yoghurt
  • Pickles
  • Miso
  • Kimchi
  • Sauerkraut
  • Aged cheese

Spices

Spices help to stimulate the flow of saliva, aiding digestion and may also increase bile production, which in turn helps the body to break down and absorb fats. Look to include the following in your diet:

  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Cinnamon
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne
  • Black pepper

Herbs

Herbs can have a cleansing effect and are a natural laxative. Herbs that are useful for digestion include:

  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Fennel
  • Clove

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