Digestion is a trendy topic today and not because it’s some fad, but because it affects our daily lives and our health in more ways than one. The body is an incredible machine, able to use what we put in it to (hopefully) provide us with fuel. But when we don’t eat a healthy diet or just indulge in too many sweets and junk foods, then we usually feel it right in our guts. We might also notice some health issues start to pop up that actually stem back to digestion as the root cause of the problem. Though it’s no easy feat, optimizing digestion happens when you improve your diet and choose more whole foods. But as great as this positive transition sounds (and is), it’s important to be mindful that as your health improves by choosing whole foods, for a short time your body might go through a few stages where it transitions along with you. Since dairy, meat, and eggs or other animal foods are so hard on the system, the body will go through some cleansing that everyone should be aware of.
Why Food Choices Matter for Digestive Health
It’s helpful to know foods to eat that are relatively simple to digest and that will also help regulate your system. Even if you’re not eating a 100 percent plant-based diet, adding the following foods to your menu can help reset your system and improve your overall digestion. They’re also packed with fiber but are easier to digest than some other plant-based foods like wheat, tofu, or beans.
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