Published On: Mon, Oct 7th, 2019

Super Immunity Foods to Improve Digestive Conditions

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The process of digestion is a long journey which starts from when food is in the mouth and completes when food reaches the small intestine. Digestive organs involved in digestion include small/large intestines, gallbladder, pancreas and liver.

What are Digestive-Related Conditions

There are many different health conditions which are associated with the digestive system and the whole process of digestion requires immune cells and hormones to be functioning properly. In Super Immunity Foods, Goulart (2009) highlights digestive-related conditions linked to poor immunity, to include the following:

acid indigestion
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Crohn’s disease

While diarrhoea, constipation, ulcers and acid indigestion are relatively common health problems, there are often a variety of underlying issues, such as food intolerance and allergies, which may be causing such symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an increasingly prevalent health issue, affecting the gut and resulting in abdominal pain. The family doctor may be able to provide a referral to a specialist nutritionist or dietitian to discuss dietary changes and supplements which can help reduce symptoms.

Super Immunity Foods to Improve Digestive Conditions

Super Immunity Foods to Improve Digestive-Related Conditions

Although many of the symptoms and conditions listed above will require an appointment with the family doctor, there are also “super immunity foods” which may help boost the immune system and thus reduce symptoms associated with digestive-related conditions. Goulart (2009) recommends super immunity foods to help with digestive problems, as follows:

tomatoes, which protect against digestive tract cancers
broccoli, which helps reduce risk of ulcers
nuts and seeds, which contain digestive enzymes
yogurt, which supports healthy digestion, helps protect against diarrhoea
berries, which help reverse diarrhoea and constipation
squash, which helps prevent colon cancer
apples, which cleanse and rejuvenate intestinal tract

In addition to these super immunity foods, Browne et al. (2007) in 1,001 Home Health Remedies, identify the following foods, herbal remedies and supplements to help treat a common digestive disorder, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as follows:

Cut down on caffeine (can irritate stomach).
Eat a wholefood diet – high in insoluble fibre.
Choose soluble fibres such as beans, porridge, strawberries and grapefruit.
Take pro-biotic supplements, which are available from health food shops/supermarkets.
Drink peppermint tea, which relaxes intestines, reduces painful spasms.
Drink ginger tea, which has soothing, relaxing properties.
Use Metamucil, which is a safe, dietary fibre supplement.
Use Fybogel, a fibre supplement available in UK.

As highlighted above, there are a variety of different digestive-related disorders which can be associated with poor or low immune system functioning, including constipation, IBS, diarrhoea, stomach ulcers and colitis. Key treatments for such conditions, may involve peppermint tea, reducing caffeine intake and eating super immunity foods, including berries, yogurt, apples and tomatoes.

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