Fruits that are good for digestionCreated by:
Just 1 cup of raspberries contain 8g of fiber, that is almost a third of the fiber most of us need for an entire day. They are also lower in sugar than most fruits which can be a great choice for anyone watching their blood sugars like diabetics or simply those on a fat loss plan like me.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” a famous phrase used by parents all over the world to get their little ones to eat fruit.Having a healthy digestive tract is imperative for our overall health, it’s how our bodies absorb and utilize all those amazing nutrients we consume. Apples contain a unique type of fiber called pectin, which has been shown to help improve digestion because of it’s soluble nature and ability to bind to cholesterol or toxins in the body.
Prunes are simply dried plums. One of the most well known digestive friendly fruits out there due to their natural laxative effect on the body. Interestingly prunes contain a compound called dihydroxyphenyl isatin which helps stimulate the intestines to contract and move.
Not only do bananas contain fiber (about 3-4g of fiber per banana), but also contain that special fiber called pectin which has been shown to help decrease and heal stomach ulcers as well as providing a healthy dose of prebiotics for our bodies to utilize as food for the good bacteria in our guts.
Avocados are on my list of good digestive friendly “fruits” as well, even though I categorize avocados as a healthy fat. Avocados contain great amounts of fiber as well as healthy fats to keep our digestion moving along and lubricated.