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Seven Foods For Healthy Digestion

As the digestive system is the centre of life energy, longevity and intuition,  it is only right to maintain good digestion. Sadly, due to unhealthy lifestyle, we turn into antacids, laxatives, and other supplements to regulate elimination. The good news however is that you don’t have to maintain drinking supplements for a “good go.” To […]

healthy digestion

As the digestive system is the centre of life energy, longevity and intuition,  it is only right to maintain good digestion. Sadly, due to unhealthy lifestyle, we turn into antacids, laxatives, and other supplements to regulate elimination. The good news however is that you don’t have to maintain drinking supplements for a “good go.” To maintain excellent digestive health and keep modern diseases at bay, include these 7 glorious belly foods in your diet.

  1. Cultured Vegetables

Cultured or lacto-fermented vegetables like kimchee, pickles and sauerkraut, are powerful detoxifiers. These vegetables have exceptionally high levels of probiotics . They also crash and remove heavy metals and toxins from the body. Lacto-fermented vegetables are made with veggies, salt and filtered water.

  1.  Chia Seeds

These seeds are tiny and tasteless, but an exceptional source of minerals, fibre, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. When you consume at least 2 tbsp of chia seeds, you’ll already have 10g of fibre that lessens inflammation, regulates elimination and lowers cholesterol. You can use chia seeds in replacement of egg, since its outer layer swells when mixed with liquid. All you have to do is mix a spoon of chia seeds with 3 tbsp of water and leave it for 15 minutes.

  1. Zucchini

Little as it may be, but it is powerful when it comes to filling and hydrating. It promotes good digestion and detoxifies the body at the same time. Zucchini is high in fibre that cleanses the digestive tract, particularly the intestines. It’s  a natural laxative that cleans intestinal walls while preventing carcinogenic toxins from settling in the colon. You can roast or grill zucchini or add it to baked dishes. But since most of its nutrients are in the skin, don’t peel it off to maximize the health benefits of this vegetable. You may also eat it raw.

  1. Coconut Oil

Replace your regular oil or butter with coconut oil. It has fatty acids and antimicrobial that improves immunity, digestion and boost energy and metabolism. Stir fry your vegetables using unrefined and organic coconut oil for a healthier cooking experience.

  1. Bone Broth

Bone broth has easy-to-absorb minerals like magnesium, Glucosamine, calcium, sulfur chondroitoin and phosphorus. The gelatine in bone broth helps cure and shuts the gut, which supports proper digestion. When cooking a stew, save the broth and boil bones with it using a slow cooker over low heat. You can add vegetables if you want to, add seasoning and cook for an entire day. As much as possible, use the bones from grass-fed or organically-grown animals.

  1. Wild Alaskan Salmon

This type of fish contains high levels of anti-inflammatory properties. Wild Alaskan Salmon aren’t fed with genetically modified foods.

  1. Ghee

Ghee is clarified butter, but with most of its sugar, lactose and milk fats removed. It doesn’t turn rancid when placed in room temperature, unlike butter, and could be kept fresh up to one year! Ghee can stimulate the digestive system by promoting stomach acid discharge so that the food is broken down.

 

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Aude Seynt Martin

Written by Aude Seynt Martin

Aude is an ex corporate Lawyer with a passion for health, self development and independence which lead her to give up her former career to help others through health.


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