Foods for Healthier Digestion

Let’s continue our focus on digestive health. This week, we chat about foods that can lead to healthier digestion. There are many delicious foods that can promote a healthy digestive system. Here are some of the best:

Fiber-rich foods

Fiber adds bulk to your stool and helps it move through your digestive system more easily. It can also help prevent constipation and hemorrhoids. Good sources of fiber include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Some particularly good options include:

Leafy green vegetables: Leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, are excellent sources of fiber, as well as nutrients like folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin A. Research shows that leafy greens also contain a specific type of sugar that helps fuel growth of healthy gut bacteria

      • Whole grains: Whole grains, such as oats, quinoa, and brown rice, are another good source of fiber. They also contain important nutrients, such as B vitamins, magnesium, and selenium.
      • Fruits: Fruits, such as berries, apples, and pears, are a good source of fiber and also contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
      • Legumes: Legumes, such as beans, lentils, and peas, are a good source of fiber, protein, and folate.

Fermented foods

Fermented foods contain probiotics, which are live bacteria that are beneficial for your gut health. Probiotics can help improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and boost your immune system. Some good sources of probiotics include yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, and kefir.


Prebiotic foods

Prebiotics are a type of fiber that feeds the good bacteria in your gut. This can help improve digestion and overall gut health. Some good sources of prebiotics include chicory root, Jerusalem artichokes, garlic, and onions.


Ginger is a natural digestive aid that can help relieve nausea, vomiting, and indigestion. It can also help to reduce inflammation in the gut.

By incorporating these foods into your diet, you can help promote a healthy digestive system and improve your overall health.

It’s important to note that everyone’s digestive system is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. If you’re in need of a chiropractic assessment to discuss the health of your digestive system, Dr. Desiree Van Bogart at Desired Health Chiropractic is here to help evaluate your needs and answer your questions!


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