If you have a cranky digestive system, there are nine therapeutic foods that you can incorporate into your diet to help tame the lion within.
There are more people today with digestive issues than ever before. While medications prove to remedy certain symptoms, it’s not getting to the root of the problem. The source of the problem is the processed and manufactured food we eat. Never before have so many additives, preservatives and genetically modified varieties been available for human consumption. It’s no wonder our digestive system is broke, because it wasn’t designed to be a toxic dump. The good news is there are nine therapeutic foods that you can eat for the restoration of your digestive system.
Revamping the standard American diet is another extensively lengthy subject all its’ own. If you take steps now to reverse and repair your current digestive issues by adding nine therapeutic foods to your diet, you’ll be taking the first step toward mending the crack before it becomes completely broken.
Nine Therapeutic Foods to Consume Each Day:
1) Cod liver oil: Take one teaspoon a day. Cod liver oil offers omega-3 fatty acids and is a great source of vitamins A and D. It helps reduce inflammation and infection and is one of the best non-prescriptions for arthritis. Cod liver oil is available in plain or flavored.
2) Coconut oil: 4 – 6 Tablespoons a day incorporated in cooking, coffee, smoothies, etc. Coconut oil is probably the healthiest of the nine therapeutic foods. Some enjoy it straight off the spoon! Coconut oil is one of the healthiest of oils in the world. The benefits of coconut oil do not stop with the digestive system. It promises care for the hair, skin, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, balanced metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. We should be using coconut oil daily! Replace your cooking oil with coconut oil.
3) Cultured goat’s milk and any products made from cultured goat’s milk: 8 ounces a day in the form of milk, cheese, and yogurt. Goat cheese has less fat, calories and cholesterol than cow’s milk while providing more calcium and fewer carbohydrates. Although this is a plus, the greatest advantage is that cultured goat’s milk is easily digestible.
4) Fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut. One serving a day will prove beneficial with the naturally occurring probiotics and enzymes as these are excellent digestive aids. Fermented vegetables are the most neglected of the therapeutic foods.
5) Grass-fed meat. 2 – 3 servings each week. Red meat from grass-fed animals provides a great source of protein, minerals, vitamins and omega-3s.
6) Ocean-caught fish (not farmed fish). Eat as often as you like as this will be the healthiest of your protein sources. Consuming ocean-caught fish is great for digestive therapy and immune system support.
7) Omega-3 eggs. As many as 2 each day. Omega-3 eggs are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and a good source of antioxidants. These are the most versatile of the therapeutic foods to incorporate into your diet.
8) Stocks. Consume soup stocks made from bones of chicken, fish, lamb or beef regularly. Soup stocks made from these bones contain minerals, gelatin, cartilage, collagen and electrolytes that we otherwise would not ingest. Stocks are central to healing the gut lining and reducing inflammation.
9) Vegetable juice. Vegetable juice is the easiest therapeutic food to add to your diet. Consuming vegetable juices at least once a day. A blend of low carb vegetable juices such as celery and other greens combined with high carb juices is ideal. This would be a great time to add a teaspoon of healthy fat such as cultured goat’s milk, coconut oil or flaxseed oil. Adding these will boost the mineral absorption and inhibit spikes in blood sugar. **Avoid vegetable juices while experiencing bouts of diarrhea.
The nine therapeutic foods that will make your colon smile are essential for healing and good health. These marvelous nine are nutritious and soothing to the bowel and when eaten daily, they will become your new best friends.