Foods that Aid Digestion

Fiber is an essential part of our diet, helping up push foods through the intestinal tract. Without it, or with very little of it, you may experience constipation. This is when you have less than three bowel movements a week, or if you’re struggling to pass stool. Thankful, there’s plenty of foods that can help solve this problem. Look at the list below to learn which foods will aid your digestion:



Rye Bread

One slice of rye bread has roughly 2 grams of fiber, and this adds up quite a bit depending on how much bread you consume. Try switching out your go-to choice of white bread to rye in order to get a little bit more fiber into your meal.


Chia Seeds

They’re trendy and there’s a good reason why. These lil’ guys contain almost 10 grams of fiber per ounce. You can easily add these to any meal for a needed fiber boost.


Oatmeal

This breakfast meal benefits your body in many ways! One reason is because it contains 4 grams of fiber per cup. It’s also a smart breakfast choice if you’re looking to stay fuller for longer. Top your oatmeal with other fibrous foods to aid your digestion more!


Nuts

Although most people associate nuts with fat, they should also be associated with fiber. An ounce of almonds contains 3.5 grams of fiber and pistachios contain 3 grams.


Figs

Nosh on either fried or fresh figs to get your fiber fix. A serving of three to five figs delivers 5 grams of fiber, plus they’re a yummy add-in to a salad or Greek yogurt.




Prunes

This list wouldn’t be complete without them! Prunes offer about 12 grams of fiber per serving, making them the most fibrous food on our list. They’re an insoluble fiber which means they increase water in stool, enabling you to use the restroom more often. If you can stomach them add prunes to salads or in a trail mix.


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