Doctor Oz did a segment on 3 essential foods that we must eat to have a healthy gut. With all of the stress in my life and my tummy problems, I will definitely be adding some ginger to my diet (I already eat tons of probiotics and fiber!).
3 Essential Foods for a Healthy Gut:
1. What fruit helps to relieve constipation? Pears! Pears have a lot of fiber to help soften up stool and to aid in you pushing out the stool. Pears also have sorbitol, which helps to attract water and keep your stool softer.
2. What is a great snack to fight off intestinal infections? Yogurt with probiotics! There are healthy bacteria inside of you, and the probiotics helps to rebuild the bacteria in your lining. If you have irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, then definitely give probiotics a try (and I speak about this aspect from first hand experience unfortunately!).
3. What spice has a soothing effect on your stomach? Ginger! Ginger soothes your stomach and is great if you have gas, indigestion, an upset stomach, nausea or vomiting. Dr Oz also mentioned cinnamon, sage and thyme as being helpful.