Skip Nav
Healthy Recipes
22 Tasty Breakfast Recipes That Also Promote Weight Loss
Weight Loss
I Gained Weight Because of These 3 Lunch Mistakes
Healthy Eating Tips
Wanna Lose Weight? A Dietitian Says Breakfast Should Be Your Main Meal of the Day

Foods to Help You Digest

5 Foods That Are Good For Your Gut

It's back-to-school season, and for many that means hectic days of after-school activities and hurried family dinners are back. Even if your mealtimes are not grab and go, it's good to keep your digestive tract healthy to make sure you are at your best. Here are five great foods that aid your digestion.

  • Like kombucha, yogurt is a well-known probiotic, meaning it contains tons of healthy bacteria that can live in your intestines and help keep the bad bacteria at bay. And the best part? You don't have to worry about any supposed alcohol content.
  • Once they've set up shop, you'll want to keep your probiotic friends happy. Fruits that contain a good amount of inulin, such as bananas, contain prebiotics, which feed healthy bacteria and keep them working for you.
  • Papayas are a great way to get helpful enzymes working as you digest. Plus, papayas have tons of Vitamin C. Try it in a chewable tablet if you can't find them or they are not in season.
  • Ginger is known as a great remedy for nausea (ginger ale, anyone?) or irregularity. Some people claim it can help morning sickness during pregnancy!
  • Garlic is good for keeping vampires and bad intestinal organisms away; but make sure you don't ingest too much, because its antibacterial properties can also affect the good bacteria in your gut.
Image Source: Thinkstock
Join The Conversation
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I've been reluctant to try kombucha because it sounds like it'd taste gross. I do eat yogurt though. I'm curious about papaya tablets...they sound like they could help me with digestion.
JessicaBee JessicaBee 7 years
Inulin maybe?
JessicaBee JessicaBee 7 years
Insulin? In food? That doesn't sound quite right...
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
Good to know...
moopsie moopsie 7 years
i've been drink a couple cups of the skinny tea a day from david's tea and it does seem to help.
amber512 amber512 7 years
How funny that my stomach doesn't tolerate digesting most of these things!
Petition For National Concha Day
Ingredients You Shouldn't Put in Guacamole
Whole30 Smoothie Recipe
Marathon Enterprises Hot Dog Recall
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds