Healthy digestion is important for your overall well being. Now sadly, many people have issues with digestion, such as constipation, diarrhea, excessive gas, and bloating
People having these conditions often turn to foods that are easy to digest. For instance, before going on a long run, or if you just seem to have an upset stomach at the time In this post, then, I am looking at six foods that are easy to digest (tinkling)
Easy To Digest Brown Rice
Contains mainly carbs and very little fibre, so it is really easy to digest. Although brown rice is a better choice than white, your body will digest the white variety easily Brown rice contains all parts of the grain including the bran and germ, which are the most nutritious and fibrous parts. Now, in contrast, white rice does not contain this part of the grain. It is less nutritious comparatively and is converted to sugar faster since there's almost no fibre to slow down its digestion.
Easy To Digest Protein
The egg is the best nutritious foods around. Now, the egg whites are pretty much only protein and easy to digest The egg yolks contain all the nutrients, but they are also fat, and that can be difficult for some people to process. Typically whole eggs including the yolk are fine though. Whole eggs are even recommended for people with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, which is a disorder characterized by long-term gastro-intestinal issues. I recommend you boil the eggs rather than frying them in any oil or fat, or you can fry them without any oil, just because the extra fat and oil can disturb the stomach.
Easy To Digest Meats
Lean Meat Or Fish
Lean meats like chicken and turkey and fish even are easy to digest. They are mainly protein; they do not contain any carbs, so just like eggs, no fibre in them could cause digestive issues. Now it is best to cut the skin off meat, as that contains fat which is not as easy to digest as the meat itself
Also, avoid meat or fish that has been pan fried in oil because same with eggs. If you add oil, that can disturb your stomach.
Easy To Digest Carbs
Potatoes are rich in carbs, and they contain several important nutrients Raw potatoes contain much resistant starch which is not digested and could potentially cause issues. However, potatoes are not usually eaten raw.
Now, cooking potatoes makes the starches easily digestible. Boiled potatoes contain less resistant starch than baked potatoes, so are the better option for easy digestion
Now, just like raw potatoes, unripe bananas have a high amount of resistant starch, which could be a problem for digestion. However, starch breaks down into simple sugars as the banana ripens, that your body can digest quite easily.
Interestingly the starch content of unripe bananas is about 70 to 80% but decreases to less than 1% when they have ripened. Additionally, when bananas ripen, a type of fibre called pectin starts to break down, and this softens the banana and makes it even more digestible. Now that is true for most people, but to make things confusing, on the flip side, if you have an intolerance to fructans, which are a type of FODMAP. Typically in those with IBS, then unripe bananas will be better for your digestion than ripe bananas.
Some types of yogurt, are very rich in probiotics, otherwise known as yogurt cultures that are good for your gut health and digestion.
Eating these probiotics may help your gut bacteria remain healthy. Research has shown that they also may benefit digestive health, support immune function, and even influence weight loss. Yogurt may also help protect against diarrhea caused by antibiotics, especially in children. Eating yogurt may also reduce the symptoms of IBS, including bloating and stool frequency And for the record, consuming dairy products usually causes an upset stomach for the people with lactose intolerance.
However, many people who are lactose intolerant can eat yogurt in moderate amounts. The lactic acid bacteria in yogurt break down the lactose in milk into lactic acid and therefore there is much less lactose in yogurt than in milk. When choosing yogurt, make sure you look on the label for yogurts that say live or active cultures to make sure they do in fact contain the probiotics.