Our gut has the responsibility of digesting whatever we eat. So, the health of our gastrointestinal tract is directly affected by the food we are taking in. Besides the gut, unhealthy food is dangerous for our overall health. Consuming more junk makes us more lazy, drowsy and weakens the immune system.
There is so much chaos on the internet about healthy and unhealthy food. For me, I got valid information about the perfect diet for my gut by attending the seminar hosted by best We all face issues of acidity, food poisoning and stomach pain often due to our unhealthy eating these days. I gained much awareness on the effects of this bad habit on my physical health and my mental health.
Let’s get more information about the food to eat and the food to avoid together and aim to follow the meal plan.
Food to Avoid:
First of all, awareness of the food items to avoid is more important than the list of food to eat.
- Raw Cabbage and its relatives
Cooked forms of cabbage aren’t that harmful to our stomach as compared to eating them in raw form. Potassium rich Vegetables like broccoli and cabbage are causing indigestion due to the high quantity of fiber in them. Their high fiber can also make them hard to digest.
- More Spices
Most of the time, eating a large and spicy meal leads to heartburn. It affects our tract and creates issues for the stomach.
- Use of Artificial Sweetener
In Fact the sugar free items have some Artificial Sweetener in them like Nutrasweet and Sorbitol. This sweetener can cause cramps and pain in your stomach if consumed more than 50 grams per day.
- Fructose over glucose
Sweet dishes having more fructose are not Healthy at all. Fructose is more sweetened than glucose. We should avoid pastries, cakes, fizzy drinks and candies. They are hard to digest and lead to diarrhea and stabbing pain.
- Adjustable Fiber diet
Fibery items like whole grains are good for our health. But, if consumed in more quantity, our stomach feels the problem of indigestion.
- Avoid Fried food
Fried foods have more fat. The creamy and buttery desserts can be difficult to digest. They can cause diarrhea due to having more fat. Grilled oar roasted food items are to be preferred instead of fried ones.
- Dairy Products
It depends if you are lactose tolerant or not. It’s better to avoid dairy products if you feel stomach pain after eating them. It means that you don’t have an enzyme “lactase” that can digest lactose sugar.
- Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits aren’t that harmful generally; but, if your stomach doesn’t feel ok, try to consume them in less quantity.
Food to Eat:
In general, we should eat food in portions to avoid any hustle. I got my diet plan made by a nutritionist from General hospital. She taught me that cutting off any food item completely from your plate isn’t recommended, but in fact controlling the quantity is necessary. Any food can become unhealthy if consumed excessively. Some of the healthy food items we should eat are:
Yogurt can make a perfect breakfast by adding your favorite fruit into it. It is a rich source of probiotics having friendly bacteria. You may also want to take a supplement that has terrahydrite in it.
Kefir is made by fermenting milk and named as a probiotic yoghurt drink. Furthermore, it is packed with good friendly bacteria.
Miso contains a good range of helpful bacteria and enzymes. It is made by fermenting soybeans, barley or rice.
It is fermented cabbage and finely chopped. It has plenty of probiotics, vitamins and healthy fibres.
For steering away the untimely hunger, almonds are a good source. They are rich in probiotics, polyphenols and fatty acids.
- Olive oil
Olive oils are recommended for boosting our digestive system and helping the pancreas in its functions. Olive oil can be used easily by drizzling over the salad or cooked vegetables.
Be True to Yourself!
There are many other food items to be eaten like kimchi, sourdough, kombucha, bananas, garlic, ginger and peas. Likewise, there are many other unhealthy food items too. Portion control is just requisite in this case. It gets sometimes difficult to follow a routine and a diet plan. But, there’s basically nothing like motivation. It’s just all about dedication, being true to yourself and staying firm.