If you’re suffering from cramping, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea you may want to start from within and focus on your digestive health!

Having a healthy digestive system is important, as it has to work hard to break down food into nutrients, which the body uses for energy, growth and cell repair. If your digestive system isn’t working properly your body isn’t getting the sufficient amount of nutrients that it needs daily. Eating gut friendly and fermented foods are one of the healthiest foods to eat and will aid in better digestion. Start today by incorporation my favorite foods below and nourish your digestive system giving it the jumpstart that it needs!

KIMCHI: is a popular staple in the Korean culture. Kimchi contains healthy bacteria and is packed with beneficial microorganisms making this gut friendly food my all time favorite! In addition to providing a healthy probiotic for your gut, this food helps lower cholesterol levels, and promotes radiant glowing skin!

FENNEL: is a plant, which has green stalks and adds flavors to foods. It aids in treating constipation and improves the digestive tract. It has an antispasmodic effect which relaxes the muscles within the digestive tract. It also aids in reducing flatulence, bloating and cramping.

PAPAYA: is a luscious fruit, which has a digestive enzyme, named papain. This enzyme aids in assisting the digestive process and breaks down the proteins and fiber. It aids in easing the symptoms linked with the inflammatory bowel syndrome such as constipation along with bloating. This enzyme is commonly found in digestive supplements to assist the digestive process.

GINGER: is a traditional ingredient commonly used in Eastern medicine. It aids in reducing nausea and improves digestion. It also helps in treating the morning sickness during pregnancy. This yellow root aids in accelerating the gastric emptying process. The ginger aids in reducing nausea, heartburn and stomach discomfort.

SAUERKRAUT: is raw cabbage that’s been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. Sauerkraut’s fermentation process produces beneficial probiotics that are now linked to improvements in immune, cognitive, digestive and endocrine function.

YOGURT: similar to sauerkraut, yogurt is fermented by the lactic acid bacteria. It contains probiotics, which are healthy for the digestive system and helps maintain a healthy gut. It aids in improving common digestive problems like