News — Digestion


Bananas — the perfect fruit to soothe diarrhea

bananas sooth diarrhea
Bananas are often described as the ideal food. They have no fat, cholesterol, or sodium, but are full of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, potassium, and complex carbohydrates. A banana is simple to digest, which makes it easy on the stomach and a favorite food for babies and seniors. It’s also a great remedy for heartburn and acid indigestion.

Yogurt may prevent and treat digestive diseases

Bacteria are more than just bad bugs lurking on doorknobs waiting to make you sick. Some fight on the side of good.

Right now, billions of bacteria are living in your intestines helping digest food and protecting you from harmful germs. Unfortunately, a round of antibiotics or a poor diet can kill off the good bugs. Without them, bad bacteria invade and take over, triggering all sorts of digestive problems. Eating yogurt restores your system’s natural balance by keeping unfriendly bacteria at bay.

Dark-roasted decaf coffee eases heartburn

You enjoy drinking coffee, but not the heartburn that follows. Switching to a dark-roasted coffee could help. Researchers discovered that dark-roasted coffee contains a compound that helps reduce stomach acid. Called N-methylpyridinium (NMP), this compound is generated only with roasting. So dark-roasted coffee contains more of it — up to twice as much as light-roasted varieties.