Foods to improve digestion

By Kate Hassett

Foods to improve digestion
Feeling bloated or frustrated? Here are 5 foods that work wonders on your digestive system.

Issues with the digestive system can wreak havoc on everything from immunity to energy, so it’s important to look after your digestive health as you would any other part of your body.

Millions of dollars are spent annually on medication like antacids and laxatives when addressing the real problem could save you a lot of time, money and illness.

Foods that help to heal the belly and digestive system are integral to improving function and health of your digestive system.

Here are excellent foods to boost and heal digestion issues.

Chia Seeds

Containing a huge dose of nutrients and antioxidants, these tiny seeds are packed full of fibre, omega-3 fatty acids and minerals. Just two tablespoons of chia seeds can provide up to 10 grams of fibre which helps to reduce inflammation and regulate bowel movements.

Try our Chia Almond Energy Bars. 


Ghee, or clarified butter, has the ability to stimulate the digestive system by encouraging the secretion of stomach acids which helps break down food and provide it with a safe passage.

Try our Popcorn with 
Herbed Ghee.


This powerful vegetable is incredibly versatile. Using it either raw or cooked it can be used in everything from desserts to stews. Due to the high fibre content found in zucchinis, it is perfect for the digestive system, by acting as a mild yet effective intestinal cleanser.

Try this recipe for Two-Minute Zucchini Fettuccine with Asparagus and Fresh Olives.

Coconut Oil

This oil is a great oil for cooking, using as a moisturiser or using in salad dressings. The level of medium-chain-triglycerides present within the oil has been known to improve cognitive function, digestion and boost energy levels.

Try these Raw Coconut Choc Bars

Lacto-Fermented Vegetables

Fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut and pickles are packed full of detoxifying agents and also contain high levels of probiotics. Including these vegetables in your diet can also help to break down and eliminate heavy metals from the body.

Make your own Kimchi here. 



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