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Regardless of how you feel about dairy products, there is no denying that they are good for the body. Unless your food diary has shown that you are lactose intolerant, dairy products such as hard cheese, yogurt, and milk are terrific sources of probiotics, which add to the good bacteria in your stomach and intestines.
7. Avoid Certain Vegetables
Pay special attention to your food log and vegetables. Some types of vegetables tend to cause bloating and excessive gas. Foods such as cauliflower, radishes, broccoli, turnips, and cabbage tend to be the worst offenders. You might want to limit your consumption of these foods if they cause you problems. A little gas is normal after eating these vegetables, but if you find that they cause you serious distress, avoid them or limit your consumption. This doesn’t mean you should avoid vegetables. All of the above veggies are good for you, but if they cause you serious digestive problems, then avoid them.
8. Eat Fermented Foods
Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, and miso are loaded with probiotics, the healthy type of bacteria you definitely want more of when it comes to improving your digestive system. Probiotics improve the absorption of nutrients, break down fats and lactose, and improve the immune system. Try to eat some type of probiotic food at least once each day.
9. Choose the Fish
Eating fish, especially fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as trout, tuna, and salmon, is vital for improving your digestive system. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for many functions in the body, including normal bowel movements, brain function, the absorption of nutrients, and stopping inflammation, including inflammation in the digestive tract. Try to eat at least two servings of fatty fish each week.
10. Snack on Nuts
Nuts are perhaps one of nature’s most perfect snack foods. Especially nuts that are high in omega-3s, such as walnuts and almonds. Just one ounce, about a handful, will improve digestion by adding much needed fiber. Non-salted nuts are your best choice.
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