Bloating & digestive discomfort are caused by the foods we eat! Our digestive system often times becomes neglected, a system of the body that seems to be forgotten about. It's easy to remember the circulatory system, the nervous system, & the immune system, but what about the digestive system? It's an integral part of the human body! It's important, when maintaining a whole foods diet, we consume foods that promote digestion, are rich in fiber, contain water as well as probiotics & minerals to ensure a healthy digestive track.
We should be eating foods in the order the human body is designed to digest them. For example, MELONS. Melons should be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach, they take the quickest to digest (10-15minutes) and they are delicious. Fruits and vegetables take 30 minutes or up to an hour to digest, and grains take 2-3 hours to digest. To maintain a healthy digestive track, consume fruits and vegetables before you eat anything that is cooked. Cooked foods should be consumed last, at the end of your day!
Have you ever wondered why restaurants serve salads first before your cooked entree? When given a big plate of food that has leafy greens, grains, fruits, and veggies, start eating the foods that digest the fastest and work your way to the food that takes the longest to digest. Below is a list of foods that can help improve your digestive system.