10 Tasty Foods For A Healthier Gut

FOOD  |  August 18, 2016
  • 1. Mint
    1 / 10 1. Mint

    Mint leaves help to improve digestion by soothing it and reduce inflammation.

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  • 2. Chia Seeds
    2 / 10 2. Chia Seeds

    These tiny seeds are high in fibre and reduce inflammation in your gut so you visit the toilet more regularly and don’t get bloated as often.

    (Also Read: Chia Seeds Are Good For The Eyes, Too)

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  • 3. Coconut Oil
    3 / 10 3. Coconut Oil

    Add some to your daily cup of espresso to improve digestion and improve metabolism.

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  • 4. Kimchi
    4 / 10 4. Kimchi

    Fermented vegetables like kimchi, sauerkraut and pickles are great for natural probiotics that help remove toxins from your body easily.

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  • 5. Yogurt
    5 / 10 5. Yogurt

    The live bacteria culture found in Greek yogurt helps to build healthy gut-friendly bacteria in your digestive system.

    (Also Read: How To Make Yogurt)

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  • 6. Turmeric
    6 / 10 6. Turmeric

    Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce bloating.

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  • 7. Coriander
    7 / 10 7. Coriander

    It’s commonly used as a garnish but coriander helps to ease stomach upset.

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  • 8. Onions
    8 / 10 8. Onions

    Besides being a natural blood cleanser, onions contain prebiotics that help build up your stomach’s immunity.

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  • 9. Feta Cheese
    9 / 10 9. Feta Cheese

    Much like yogurt, feta cheese is often packed with essential probiotics that help to maintain a healthy gut flora.

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  • 10. Ginger
    10 / 10 10. Ginger

    Ginger helps to protect your stomach and keep it strong. It’s also great for soothing any form of stomach upset.

    (Also Read: How to Cook With Ginger)

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    A version of this story first appeared on The Singapore Women’s Weekly website.

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