Saturday, 5 January 2013

Improving Digestion

Most people suffer digestive stress at one time or another. For example, constipation is common and can lead to abdominal bloating, hemorrhoids, and unnecessary pain. Indigestion or acid reflux (heartburn) is a common cause of emergency department visits and can lead to damage in the esophagus if not treated. Regularity of the digestive system is important for the proper metabolism of the foods you eat so they can be utilized by the body. One way to help your digestive system is to eat foods with lots of fiber. The average diet consists of about 10 grams of fiber a day — far less than the 25 to 40 grams per day that your body needs. Boost your fiber intake by adding superfood fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and legumes to your diet. 

The following list contains just a few superfoods that are high in fiber.

✓ Almonds ✓ Apples ✓ Avocados ✓ Black beans ✓ Broccoli ✓ Chia ✓ Lentils 

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