Digestion is the body’s process of breaking down food into macronutrients it can convert into energy and nutrients. Certain foods, such as whole grains, low fructose fruits, high fiber foods, prebiotics, and probiotics can aid digestion. Whole-grain foods provide the fiber that helps speed up digestion while also offering nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids.
On the other hand, low fructose fruits help reduce gas and bloating because of their low amounts of sugar. High fiber foods can cultivate a healthy gut environment. Furthermore, prebiotics feed the good bacteria in the digestive tract, and probiotics introduce more good bacteria to the gut.
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Kianne is a Food & Bakery Scientist with 7+ years of experience in the industry supporting brands such as DiGiorno pizza, Toll House cookie dough, and Buitoni pasta. Kianne holds a B.S. in Bakery Science and Management from Kansas State University, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
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