Digestion is a very popular topic because without it, nutrient assimilation will become hindered which then effects recovery, growth, energy, sleep and even fat loss. There are always things we can do in order to improve our results, very few people do everything perfectly. Today I want to highlight 4 foods which can have some positive effects on your overall digestion.
I've always enjoyed pineapple myself and as well as being a good source of carbohydrates and fibre, pineapple is also rich in a natural digestive enzyme known as bromelain. This naturally occurring enzyme can help improve overall digestive function and contribute towards the breakdown of protein. Many of my athletes feel that this helps with their digestion if they have issues in the first place.
Avocadoes are a great source of fibre and healthy mono-unsaturated fats which together help promote and maintain healthy gut function. One interesting thing about avocadoes and the nutrient content found within them is that they help convert something called beta-carotene into Vitamin A. Whilst this vitamin is good for organ health and immune function amongst other things, it also helps promote a healthy lining of the GI tract.
Kiwis are very rich in several ingredients which are all very helpful for digestion. However the ones I'm most interested in are pepsin, linoleic acid and actinidin. Amongst the micronutrients you get from kiwis, these ingredients help ease digestive issues. Again like pineapple, kiwis are easily fitted into your diet as a source of carbohydrates and fibre.
Tomatoes carry many properties which make them a healthy option, especially for men. However, in relation to the gut they are also very rich in micronutrients which promote healthy gut balance. One key ingredient worth mentioning is lycopene, along with relatively high amounts of potassium and magnesium.
The reality is these foods are highly beneficial for your health on the whole, not just the gut. This is the point about good nutrition, it is 3 dimensional in the sense that by taking care of one area there are usually cross-overs to other areas of the body. For instance, a large proportion of the immune system is housed around the gut therefore it makes sense that by boosting your immune health you're indirectly potentially going to help with gut performance too.
Besides, there are plenty of digestive supplements that can assist your body’s natural digestive function. You can check them out here
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