Let’s face it… we all poop, and whether we would like to admit it or not, sometimes it’s satisfying and sometimes it leaves us feeling a bit uncomfortable! There is nothing worse than having an unhealthy digestive system and since our diets are the root of this biological activity, let’s make sure we are feeding our bodies what it needs for a healthy bio break 😉 Below is a few of Robyn Youkilis’s suggestions for healthy digestion:
Greens & Herbs
These provide perfect roughage for your colon; you’ll want to aim to have an item from this list at every meal. Pile these foods on!
- kale (all varieties)
- turnip greens
- beet greens
- mustard greens
- all lettuces (Boston or bibb, romaine, radicchio, red or green leaf, frisée, mesclun)
- Swiss chard
- bok choy
- and more!
The collagen that breaks down from the connective tissue of bones simmered to make broth is an important component to help heal the lining of the gut. This creates a happier home for healthy bacteria.
The bioavailable minerals from the bones help increase mineral reserves in the body, making it more alkaline and supporting your body’s natural buffering system. Try introducing 1 to 2 cups of bone broth to your diet each week.
Healthy Fat-Containing Foods
Our bodies need fat to help us feel full and metabolize the nutrients we are receiving from the foods we eat. You want to make sure every meal you eat has some source of quality healthy fat from natural sources from this list, or the Healthy Oils & Fats or Nuts & Seeds sections.
Wild-caught fatty fish:
Note: Do not be afraid of eating the skin and little bones in your fish; they nourish your skin and bones, too.
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