Friday, September 19, 2014

Top 5 plant based foods that improve your digestion


Digestive health could easily be touted as one of the most important aspects of your health. Unfortunately, our digestive systems have been compromised due to a highly refined and nutrient deficient food supply, various toxins, and stress. The good news is that digestive balance can be restored by eliminating gut menacing habits and introducing these foods to significantly aid in the digestive process.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from fermented apples. It has a pale to medium amber color. It can be substituted in many food preparations for white vinegar (like salad dressing) with exponentially more health benefits.

Consuming apple cider vinegar will introduce beneficial enzymes, probiotics, and amino acids into your diet that will improve digestion, relieve heartburn, stimulate the lymphatic system, help get rid of Candida, and help strengthen the immune system.

Apple cider vinegar will also help strengthen the pH of your stomach acid, a key component in the digestive process. In fact, weakened stomach acid along with a lack of enzymes and probiotics are incriminating factors for acid reflux and heartburn. Fortunately, apple cider vinegar can help remedy all of these conditions.

Chia seeds

Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds do not need to be ground in order to unlock their nutritional benefits. However, the healing benefits dramatically improve when they are soaked, as they become a beneficial "scourer" of the intestinal tract without robbing it of precious fluid (chia seeds can soak up to 10x its weight in water).

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