With the advent of modern agrochemicals, processed food, and everything else that affects our diets, it’s no wonder that IBS and other gut disorders afflict so many of us.
Fortunately, we’re here with 10 superfoods that should help clear your digestive issues right up!
Check out the full list below!
- Aloe vera: rich in anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral enzymes, aloe vera is also a powerful anti-inflammatory. In particular, you want to make sure you’re getting plenty of the gel, which is rich in immune-stimulating polysaccharide. We recommend adding it to beverages, especially with lime or lemon.
- Bone broth: Bone broth is great for adding macronutrients and flora to your intestines, which makes it fantastic for leaky gut sufferers, who frequently struggle with nutrient absorption.
- Cabbage: While all cabbage is good for digestive health, we particularly recommend red cabbage, which contains the most L-glutamine, which benefits the soft tissue lining of your intestines.
- Chia seeds: In addition to being a great source of fiber, chia seeds also offer a wide range of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals which are great for calming an upset gut.
- Chlorella: Though it may seem strange that we’re recommending a fresh-water algae, chlorella is fantastic for detoxing heavy metals and other toxins that can interfere with proper digestion.
- Fermented veggies: We particularly recommend sauerkraut and kimchi, as both contain amazing quantities of probiotics and additionally help your guts detox – plus a punch of antioxidants and fiber that help regulate digestive health.
- Flax seed or flax seed tea: Flax seeds are fantastic for digestive health and do a great job of cleaning the colon of excess gunk. We recommend 12 ounces of boiling water to every teaspoon of flax seeds if drinking as a tea.
- Kefir (or coconut kefir): Fermented milk (or fermented coconut water), kefir is additionally rich in probiotics and digestive enzymes. Even better, it’s relatively easy to make your own!
- Moringa: The small rounded leaves of this Asian tree work a bit like a mop when it comes to cleaning up the extra gunk in your intestines, and it’s anti-bacterial properties are helpful for ridding bacterium that may interfere with proper digestion.
- Psyllium: A super easy way to boost your dietary fiber, psyllium addresses one of the biggest issues most people have with their guts; namely, they aren’t getting enough fiber. Additionally it’s a fantastic probiotic, but to get the best benefit, make sure you’re using 100% pure psyllium husk, as synthetic varieties will not convey the same benefits.
We hope those 10 superfoods are helpful to you – we know they’ve been a great help to us!
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