Digestive diseases affect an estimated 60 to 70 million people.
Here are 7 foods proven to help ease digestion and heal your gut.
4. Sunchokes, the root of a type of sunflower, are also rich in inulin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic. Because prebiotics aren’t digested in the small intestines, they serve as sources of energy for beneficial bacteria, improving the composition and increasing activity of probiotics in the gut and protecting against flatulence and bloating. Be sure to cook them well; eaten raw or lightly cooked, they can have the opposite effect and cause gas and bloating.
_ Try this: _ Purée 1 cup frozen papaya cubes with the juice of one lime and honey to taste for a fast, creamy smoothie; make a salad of papaya slices with avocado slices, thinly sliced red onion and baby arugula leaves and drizzle with olive oil; combine papaya cubes with minced jalapeños, scallions, cilantro and lime juice for a tropical salsa.
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Keep Your Gut Healthy with MariGold
At MariGold, we believe gut health is very important. With every product we make, we make sure that each ingredient is premium quality and designed to treat your body well.
Our Protein Bars have some important gut-healthy ingredients. Many of our bars contain prebiotics in the form of Chicory Root Fiber.
Another gut-healthy ingredient found in our bars is L-glutamine which has been found to help heal the gut lining. We also use Non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin in our bars. Sunflower Lecithin is an excellent source of Phosphatidylcholine, which has been shown to help the gut lining by forming a protective barrier.
Be sure to check out our Ginger Coconut flavor that not only tastes delicious, but has the added benefit of ginger for gut health!
Our Fat Bombs contain collagen, which plays an important role in building and maintaining healthy connective tissue throughout your digestive tract. Our Fudge Brownie and Lemon Coconut flavors also contain Chicory Root Fiber as an added bonus!
Everything we make is also low sugar (or no sugar) and we never use any sugar alcohols.
Last, but certainly not least, every product at MariGold is also Gluten Free, Grain Free, Soy Free, Lactose Free, Non-GMO, Sucralose Free, and Hormone Free.
Grab a MariGold snack… your gut will thank you for it!