How’s Your Digestion During the Holidays?
Foods That Help Your DigestionDo you go to office parties and find yourself holding gas from poor digestion to the point you feel like a hot air balloon?  Or maybe the evening parties when you’re mixing alcohol, sweet drinks with rich foods?  Your gut is causing a ruckus and you aren’t quite sure what to do about it. 
 
If you have been struggling with digestion problems, it might not be a medical condition, but actually from the types of foods you are eating. There are certain foods that are really good for digestion while others may be irritating to your digestion.
Here are a few foods for healthy digestion.Yogurt
Yogurt is a really good food to add to your regular diet rotation. If you can have a cup of yogurt every day, you will soon notice how much better you feel.  I love Dannon Greek plain vanilla yogurt.  I will drizzle 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup on top for a special snack or treat.  Other toppings I love are honey & cinnamon or pure fruit jam that is not full of sugar.  Peaches, banana, pineapple or berries are yummy.

Yogurt is an excellent way to improve your digestion due to the healthy bacteria it contains. Many doctors will recommend yogurt if you have digestion issues since it is good for your gut health. What you want to look for is yogurt that contains live and active cultures, since this is what truly helps with your digestion. Avoid yogurt that is simply filled with sugar .

Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are a superfood and are so good for your digestion. These seeds are a superfood because of how many nutrients they contain. There are lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Chia is high in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, both of which are great for improving your digestion and helping prevent constipation. 

The nutrients in chia seeds help with regulating bowl function, reducing inflammation in your body, and lowering your cholesterol. All you need are a couple tablespoons of chia seeds each day.  Consider adding chia to your morning smoothie, yogurt, salads or make a chia pudding with cacao nibs or fruit.

Lean Protein
Don’t forget about lean protein, including poultry and fish. These foods contain nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids, without increasing sugar and other ingredients you don’t need in your foods. Lean protein is a lot easier to digest than red meat, so going for salmon or chicken is a much better option for your gut health than steak.

Bananas
If you are looking for fruit that is going to help with your digestion, go for bananas. These are amazing for you and packed with nutrients.  Bananas are easy on the stomach and often one of the only foods recommended when you have the flu or a serious illness because of how easy they are to digest. Try to eat one banana a day if blood sugar is not an issue for you.  Spread on toast, topped on your yogurt or cereal, or include in a smoothie.

Apples
Let’s not forget apples.  Remember, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.  
Apples contain both types of fiber.  Soluble and insoluble in the flesh and skin of the apple.  This is an awesome way to help insure healthy digestion and to help reduce inflammation in the body. 

I love apple slices as a daily snack in my lunch bag.  They are so easy to eat on the go.  Nut butter is a great dip for apples as added protein and an after school snack.

Do you need some help navigating the holiday season with healthy habits?  Let’s hop on a call and set your mind at ease.   peggy@healthcoachmt.com

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Blessings, 
Coach Peggy