By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings

Your digestive symptom can play a role in how you feel. Think about if you are constipated; you may feel a bit irritated. However, once you have a bowel movement especially after being constipated well… you get a sense of relief, and you may even want to do the happy dance. After all, a happy belly will put a smile on your face. Here is a list of five foods that will boost your digestive health and have you smiling from the inside out!

Chia seeds are tiny in size, but these little guys have BIG digestive health benefits. That is because they are nutrient rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and they pack a full 12 grams of fiber in one-ounce serving! With all that fiber you are bound to get “stuff” moving, so say goodbye to constipation! Chia seeds also promote detoxification for the digestive system.

Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that help in dealing with various bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can cause indigestion. Coconut oil also reduces inflammation caused by candida.

Fermented foods such as sauerkraut or kimchee and others are high in probiotics (good bacteria) which also help support the digestive system by breaking down and eliminating toxins in the body. Fermented foods are easily digested and excellent for constipation.

Probiotic rich foods like kefir, goat milk, and yogurts have beneficial bacteria strains that support the digestive and immune system.

Bone broth heals the gut and promotes healthy digestion! There are many more benefits to bone broth such as reducing inflammation and inhibiting infections such as colds and the flu.

For people who suffer from any kind of GI issue or chronic digestive issue, we suggest comprehensive stool testing. Our Comprehensive Stool test will be able to detect what specifically is causing your digestive problems and it comes with a personalized protocol to help your stomach naturally. Now that is something to smile about from the inside out!:)

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Medical disclaimer: Our Comprehensive Stool test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.