Sure, good digestion has a lot to do with what you put on your plate. But it’s also about making sure your body has the tools it needs to break down your food and support regular, healthy bowel movements. In addition to a sensible diet and regular exercise, this fantastic foursome helps to support optimal digestion and health every day.*
Fiber. Studies show that people who eat at least 25-35 grams of fiber every day are less likely to experience occasional constipation and other digestive issues. Fiber adds bulk to the stool and helps eliminate waste and toxins.* A high-fiber diet has also been linked to healthy weight management and cardiovascular health.* Sources: low-sugar fruits, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds & fiber supplements.
Omega-3. Beneficial Omega-3 fats such as EPA and DHA help nourish and support the cells of the colon to promote optimal digestive health.* They also help to soothe and lubricate the bowel to ease elimination and help with regularity.* In addition, research links these good-for-you fats to a healthy heart, brain, skin and joints.* Sources: Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines; some leafy green vegetables; fish oil supplements.
Probiotics. Probiotics are the friendly bacteria in your digestive tract that work to support a balanced environment and promote good digestion and immune health.* Sources: Fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, tofu, tempeh, miso and fermented vegetables; probiotic supplements.
Enzymes. Digestive enzymes are found in raw foods and help the body break down the food you eat and absorb needed nutrients. Because cooking and processing can destroy the natural enzymes in food, daily supplementation is often recommended. Plant-based enzyme formulas are effective over a broader range of pH levels in the body. Sources: Raw whole foods; digestive enzyme supplements.