Nutrients for the stomach and GI tract

Help your body remove waste and toxins

Penny Lara unravels all the nutritional knowledge you need to maintain a healthy stomach.

Fibre: The gastrointestinal tract requires fibre to help remove waste and toxins from the body. Fibre also aids in the prevention of colon cancer by binding to and removing cancer-causing agents from the colon.

Top foods: Vegetables (cabbage, kale, broccoli), fruits (apples), whole grains (barley, oats, oat bran, rye), legumes and seeds

Lactobacillus and acidophilus: Beneficial gastrointestinal bacteria that improve defences against gut disorders.

Top foods: Yoghurt.

Gingerol: Is an antioxidant found in ginger. Ginger is widely used in traditional medicine in Arabia, China and India for treating stomach problems. Some of its uses include facilitating digestion, relieving indigestion, reflux, bloating, flatulence and helping with constipation and diarrhoea. It has also been reported to reduce nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Research studies have demonstrated its ability to kill the malignant cells without harming surrounding healthy cells. It even protects the heart with anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning properties.

Top foods: Ginger.

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