If you eat a lot of foods that are bad for you, you’re likely paying for it not only with your weight and your energy levels but with your digestive health as well. In fact, even if you try to eat well, sometimes your stomach may tell you differently, depending on what you’re eating and how your body reacts to it. Too many people suffer stomach pain, gas and bloating because of their diets and vacillate back and forth between the extremes of constipation and diarrhea.
There are plenty of medicines on the market that promise to regulate your digestive system, but there are foods you can add to your diet to help regulate it as well. The first and most common way to help regulate your digestion is to make sure you’re getting enough fiber. Veggies, nuts and legumes flush the waste from your body effectively. Add them to your diet slowly so you don’t upset your system too much. Fermented foods such as pickles, aged cheese and yogurt also help because their bacteria breaks down the sugar in them so they don’t stay in your system. Finally, spices produce bile to help break foods down in the stomach. Cumin, garlic, cinnamon and cayenne will all help with this.