What foods help fight gas?

December 31, 2019

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"Feeling a little gaseous now and then? You’re not alone. Digestive issues like gas, constipation and diarrhea affect about 15 percent of people in Western countries.

What you eat can make a difference, according to Johns Hopkins doctor Linda Lee.

Fiber, she explains, is essential to digestive health, and at least 25 grams a day can help reduce digestive woes.

Leafy green veggies like spinach and kale are great sources of fiber. They also provide a treasure trove of vitamins and nutrients your body needs.

And, research shows that they contain a specific kind of sugar that benefits the microbiome [micro-BYE-ome]—that assortment of trillions of good bacteria living in the gut.

For more details, check out 5 Foods to Improve Your Digestion.

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