Healthy Eating for the Digestive System
Our diets can contribute to digestive system difficulties. Many people eat too much processed food and sugar, and not enough fiber, fruits, and vegetables. Poor eating habits, such as eating too quickly or skipping meals, can also be part of the problem. Many digestive problems can be prevented through lifestyle. Be sure to get adequate amounts of fruits, vegetables, and fiber.
Following are lists of healthy foods that may be incorporated into your diet. Some people with digestive system difficulties might find that they have problems after eating certain foods. Through a process of trial-and-error, you can find a variety of healthy foods to add to your diet.
Canned fruits (canned in fruit juice or water)
Beans (green, kidney, lima, navy, soybeans, yellow)
Peppers (green, red or yellow)
Dried peas, beans, and lentils
Multigrain breads, cereals and crackers
Rice (brown or wild)
Whole wheat pasta
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