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100 Foods That Are Really Good For Digestive Health

100 Foods That Are Really Good For Digestive Health

We live extremely busy lives, and it can be hard to eat healthy when we’re constantly on the go. But here are 100 foods that can be incorporated into your meals every day, and that will improve your digestion which in turn leads to good health.

Some you’ll know, others you won’t, but there is something here for everyone. Often mere sprinkles of these items can boost digestive health; how many are a part of your everyday diet?

1. Chicken

2. Yogurt

3. Lime

4. Butternut Squash

5. Cumin

6. Coriander

7. Ginger

8. Turmeric

9. Pepper

10.Chicory

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    11. Coconut Oil

    12. Onion

    13. Mint

    14. Kidney Beans

    15. Kimchi

    16. Sauerkraut

    17. Kefir

    18. Miso

    19. Leek

    20. Asparagus

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      21. Whole Grains

      22. Nuts

      23. Oats

      24. Brown Rice

      25. Lemon

      26. Pineapple

      27. Papaya

      28. Cabbage

      29. Brussel Sprouts

      30. Beans

      Barley

        31. Barley

        32. Pulses

        33. Couscous

        34. Legumes

        35. Zucchini

        36. Apples

        37. Bananas

        38. Bok Choy

        39. Avocado

        40. Beet

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          41. Sweet Potato

          42. Corn

          43. Chocolate

          44. Berries

          45. Fish

          46. Wholemeal Bread

          47. Cucumber

          48. Kombucha

          49. Kefir

          50. Coconut

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            51. Carrot

            52. Wheat Grass

            53. Celery

            54. Peppermint

            55. Canned Fruit

            56. Grapes

            57. Cantaloupe

            58. Honeydew

            59. Kiwi

            60. Mango

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              61. Nectarines

              62. Peaches

              63. Pears

              64. Prunes

              65. Watermelon

              66. Lima Beans

              67. Navy Beans

              68. Soybeans

              69. Yellow Beans

              70. Broccoli

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                71. Cauliflower

                72. Kohlrabi

                73. Mushrooms

                74. Peas

                75. Green Peppers

                76. Red Peppers

                77. Yellow Peppers

                78. Radishes

                79. Scallions

                80. Spinach

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                  81. Squash

                  82. Tomatoes

                  83. Turnips

                  84. Eggs

                  85. Lentils

                  86. Lean Meats

                  87. Peanut Butter

                  88. Tofu

                  89. Multigrain Cereals

                  90. Wild Rice

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                    91. Figs

                    92. Whole Wheat Pasta

                    93. Wheat Bran

                    94. Raspberries

                    95. Cranberries

                    96. Garlic

                    97. Honey

                    98. Artichokes

                    99. Cinnamon

                    100. Fennel

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                    Last Updated on May 21, 2020

                    The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

                    The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

                    You have probably seen enough fad diets to last a lifetime. Many have become popular overnight and left just as quickly.

                    Some fad diets, though, have actually passed the test of time and are making some headway in the nutritional world.

                    Outlined below are four fad diets that are actually beneficial for your health and wellness. Read on to find out why you should consider adopting one (or more) of these healthy eating styles today.

                    An important concept you should keep in mind is to disregard the term “diet” as it is typically used. The word diet implies the idea of restriction and removal. Instead, think of the word diet in this context as a healthy eating lifestyle.

                    Let’s take a look at some of these healthy eating lifestyles that have been categorized, by no fault of their own, as fad diets.

                    1. The Paleo Diet

                    The paleo diet, or ancestral eating, is simply eating the way your paleolithic ancestors would have up to 10,000 years ago, or when the agriculture age began.

                    The advantage now is you don’t have to do this in a loin cloth, unless you want to… The focus of this diet is proteins, vegetables, some fruits, nuts and seeds and some healthy fats.

                    In the paleo diet, there aren’t any grains, starchy carbohydrates, sugars, or dairy.

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                    How Your Health Can Change With Paleo

                    The paleo diet is a good way to keep your blood sugar under control. It can also have a positive effect on type 2 diabetes, and can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

                    With this healthy eating lifestyle, people have also achieved good weight loss results and boast improved energy levels. [1]

                    It’s not just what’s in the paleo diet that’s important, it’s what’s NOT in it. There aren’t any processed and manufactured foods, junk foods, artificial ingredients or chemical additives.

                    Paleo is a way of eating that gets you more in tune with your body and, therefore, can provide a lot of benefits.

                    2. Whole30

                    The Whole30 diet is relatively new and owes its popularity to social media and the #Whole30 Instagram hashtag that allowed people to share and broadcast their success with the diet.

                    With Whole30 you are taking 30 days and focusing on nutritious whole foods such as meats, nuts and seeds, seafood, eggs, vegetables, and fruits.

                    During the month you are eliminating:

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                    • sugar
                    • alcohol
                    • legumes
                    • grains
                    • dairy
                    • soy

                    Whole30 is similar to paleo, but it goes a bit further eliminating sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup.

                    At the end of the 30 days, you strategically reintroduce those eliminated foods back into your diet to discover any possibility of health consequences from them or even potential food allergies.

                    Finding Out How Food Impacts You

                    Most people eat the same things so often and may not realize that certain foods are causing health consequences, as they’ve become accustomed to feeling lethargic and run down.

                    With Whole30 you get the chance to see how these foods may have a negative impact on your body. You’ll also reset your taste buds, which may have become desensitized from processed and artificial “foods” and excess salt.

                    This diet will help you regain your love of food… in a healthy way!

                    3. The Mediterranean Diet

                    The Mediterranean diet has been at the top of the list as a very effective diet for some time now.

                    For people in countries like Italy or Greece, this has simply been a normal way of life–along with higher activity levels, sunlight exposure, proximity to water, and lower stress.

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                    With the Mediterranean diet, the focus is on heart-healthy foods. It looks like this:

                    • Fruits & vegetables
                    • Whole grains
                    • Legumes & nuts
                    • Replacing butter with olive oil
                    • Using herbs and spices instead of salt
                    • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
                    • Moderate amounts of red wine

                    Help Your Heart & Overall Health With A Mediterranean Diet

                    Information from the Mayo Clinic shows that this diet reduces heart disease and lowers your “bad” LDL cholesterol. Studies involving 1.5 million people demonstrated that the Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality, along with overall mortality. [2]

                    With all these benefits, this is definitely a “fad diet” that’s worth the hype.

                    4. The Alkaline Diet

                    The alkaline diet is about changing the foods you eat so that you put your body into an alkaline state and out of an acidic state. When your body is too far on the acidic side it can result in a condition called acidosis. This can lead to issues in your body such as upset stomach, breathing difficulties, headaches, weakness and, fatigue. In extreme cases, it can result in shock, coma, or death.

                    The goal is to get your body in a more alkaline state, which results in overall better health. The focus is on including alkaline boosting foods such as fruits, nuts, vegetables, and legumes. You’re also wanting to reduce acidic foods such as low quality beef and poultry, dairy, eggs, grains, and alcohol.

                    Pros & Cons With The Alkaline Diet

                    The benefits that come from this way of eating is that reduction in inferior quality foods, processed items and alcohol. You may feel improved energy levels, mental clarity and even better joint health.

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                    People also report weight loss but again this may come from the reduction in calories from junk and processed foods but this is not a bad thing at all.

                    One con with this diet is that the pH value of the food you eat might not have an impact on blood pH, as your body is able to balance this pretty well on a day-to-day basis.

                    Follow These Fads for Better Health and Wellness

                    There can be a danger in categorizing things as a fad diet because fads come and go. People are always looking for the next big thing or a quick fix.

                    The four examples above buck that status quo. These diets, though mainstream, actually can give you benefits and aren’t going to go away anytime soon because they work.

                    What makes these diets special is that they boast real whole foods and the eliminate processed and manufactured junk.

                    The Big Takeaway:

                    Whatever way you choose to eat, the focus needs to be on whole unprocessed foods. Look for the cleanest, local and most natural things you can find for the benefit of your overall health and wellness. Your body and mind will thank you.

                    Featured photo credit: Dan Gold via unsplash.com

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