Say ‘yes’ to digestive health

  • 30 Jun - 06 Jul, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery


Yogurt is loaded with bacteria that is essentially good for your gut and that can replenish the flora of your gastrointestinal tract. Given its benefits for your overall health, it must be included in your everyday diet. However, not all kinds of yogurt have essential bacteria. You need to check their labels for 'live and active cultures' to reap the maximum digestive benefits.

Cod liver oil

Another good source of vitamins A and C, cod liver oil is helpful in maintaining a good digestive health. It keeps the gastrointestinal tract healthy and free from infections.


Love blueberries? Here's a bonus for you besides its yummy taste: It is super healthy for your digestive process. They are very good sources of fibre and vitamin C. However, not having them raw and instead going for its juiced form can rip it off its fibre content. Besides these benefits, it is also loaded with cancer-fighting properties.


Tiny kiwi is loaded with minerals and nutrients which are very good for your gut health. It contains vitamins C and E, linolenic acid, magnesium, potassium, actinidin, fatty acids and pepsin which are good for your digestive health. Pepsin is particularly very healthy for maintaining proper gut health.


This summer fruit is packed with vitamins A, C and myoinositol, besides many digestive enzymes which can aid your digestive system. Besides helping you with less severe digestive health issues like bloating, it can also help fight intestinal cancer.


Rich in papain, this tropical fruit facilitates the breakdown of proteins in your stomach. This leads to easier digestion and a better absorption of nutrients from your food. Papaya also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help in soothing the stomach. It is very easy to digest and it dissolves fats instantly. It also relieves problems like food allergies and heartburn. It facilitates a proper functioning of bowels and hence, betters digestion.


Loaded with magnesium and potassium, tomatoes are very healthy not only for your stomach but overall health. They contain many minerals and nutrients like lycopene which helps in the digestive process.