Top 5 Fruits that Improve Digestion

When it comes to digestion there appear a lot of questions like how to have regular bowel movements, decrease bloating, and so much more. Summer is a perfect time to eat more fruits and vegetables. Which of them will be best for your digestion? Incorporate the below top 5 fruits in your diet to help your digestion.

  1. Raspberries
    Did you know that one cup of fresh raspberries has 8g of fiber, which composes almost a third of fiber you need per day. Raspberries are also low in sugar that makes them a great option for those watching their blood sugar (especially in cases of diabetes) or those wanting to lose weight.
  2. Apples
    There is a popular phrase among parents all over the world: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. They say it to make kids eat this awesome fruit. And there are lots of reasons for that. Apples have a unique type of fiber known as pectin, which has been proved to improve digestion due to its ability to bind toxins and cholesterol in the body and finally remove them.
  3. Figs
    Figs are sweet and delicious. A cup of figs contains around 15g of fiber and 1 big raw fig already has 2 g of fiber in it. Try adding this fruit in sandwiches, salads, smoothies or make it a topping for porridge.
  4. Prunes
    Prunes are dried plums. Prunes are known as the most digestive-friendly fruits due to their natural laxative properties. That is interesting that prunes also have a compound named dihydroxyphenyl isatin that helps in stimulating the intestines to contract and move. There are also much of insoluble and soluble fibers in them that help your body to add bulk to the stool, move it along and get rid of waste. Prunes also contain sorbitol that loves water and will take any water it can find in your body to push it into your digestive tract making it easier and softer to pass. Moreover this fruit contains a great number of minerals, specifically magnesium that relaxes smooth muscles, leading to an easier digestion.
  5. Bananas
    Bananas also contain much fiber (there is approximately 3-4 g of fiber per banana). Besides that this fruit also includes that specific fiber known as pectin that has proved to decrease stomach ulcers and even heal them. Bananas also contain probiotics which play a role of good bacteria in our guts.

*Bonus* Avocados
Avocados are on my list of digestive friendly “fruits” as well, even though I categorize avocados as a healthy fat, it’s technically a fruit. Avocados contain great amounts of fiber as well as healthy fats to keep our digestion moving along and lubricated. Be sure to “share” this post with friends and family to help them learn the basics of what fruits are best for digestion.