Are you shook?
Yup, the same foods that are pro-metabolic are also pro-digestion.
You see. Digestion requires lots and lots of nutrients and energy to do its job and keep that digestive fire burning.
If you metabolism is sluggish due to nutrient deficiencies then your digestion will be too whether it be bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas, etc… it is always a metabolic issue.
The problem is when you have digestive issues the first thing you want to do is restrict food in hopes of feeling better which in the end is just contributing to more nutrient deficiencies.
By supporting your metabolism you are in turn supporting your digestion.
Bone broth, collagen + gelatin: supply the body essential amino acids that are therapeutic to the digestive tract and they bring down inflammation in a muscle meat heavy diet.
Fruit + orange juice: Easy to digest carbohydrates full of minerals like potassium and magnesium. Potassium helps send signals from the brain to the digestive system to churn and digest food.
Beets: stimulate bile flow to break down fat
Cooked mushrooms: help the intestines break down food, disinfect, suppress bacterial growth and absorb toxins plus they are aromatase inhibitors and help balance hormones
Raw Carrots: are anti-microbial and anti-fungal and help to clean the intestines of bacteria, fungus and endotoxins
Coconut oil: contains lauric acid which is antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and easily digested
Dairy: “Besides being an ecologically favorable source of calcium, protein, sugar, and fat, the composition of milk causes it to be digested efficiently, supporting the growth of bacteria that are safe for the intestine and liver, and reducing the absorption of endotoxin.” – Dr. Ray Peat.
All the foods in the anti-digestion column are gut irritating, hard to digest, inflammatory and contain anti-nutrients that make them even harder to break down and assimilate nutrients from.
They are stressful to the digestive tract and it’s all about bringing down stress in the body.
Stress = less blood flow to the digestive tract.
At the end of the day support your metabolism so you in turn support your digestive system.