7 best foods for quick digestion

  • 02 Jun - 08 Jun, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery

A weak and suffering digestive system is a problem too common among millennials, as we are having less and less fibre and more and more junk and highly processed foods. Acidity, bloating, constipation and nausea are everyday problems. Though there are many supplements available in the market that will relieve you of these discomforts, the ideal way to correct them is through diet. Add the following foods to your everyday diet in order to get your digestive system back in order.

Whole grains

These include brown rice, oats and whole grain or whole wheat bread. They are very rich in fibre and hence, are very effective in curing digestive problems, such as bloating, nausea and gas. However, if you have a celiac disease or gluten intolerance, you must not take these.


If you have a digestive problem, the thumb rule is to have a banana every day. Bananas are very effective in treating gastric problems, as they are helpful in restoring bowel function and can help treat diarrhoea. They are rich in electrolytes and potassium which help in restoring good digestive health.


This is a spice which has many benefits for digestive health. It can help cure motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, gas and loss of appetite. However, you must have it in moderate quantities. The ideal consumption would be two to 3three grams every day. If you have more than that, it may cause heartburn.


Beetroots are a very good source of fibre, potassium and magnesium. These are very helpful in restoring a healthy digestive function. They are excellent to cure problems like constipation. Have them raw in salad or sandwiches to yield best results.


Like yogurt, apples are also rich in bacteria that is helpful for maintaining a good gut health. Apples are very good sources of vitamins A and C and nutrients and minerals such as folate, potassium and phosphorus. These all help in restoring a good digestive health and ensuring a proper functioning of your intestines.

Sweet potato & avocado

These are not only delectable but also super healthy. They are best had with their skins on, if you want to benefit your digestive system, as you get more fibre that way. Sweet potato is a good source of carbohydrates and manganese, and can even help treat peptic and duodenal ulcers. Avocados are also among the best sources of fibre in fruits along with having healthy monosaturated fats. Besides, it can help convert beta-carotene into vitamin A. This helps in maintaining a mucosal lining in the gastrointestinal tract, which helps in digestive processes.