7 (Non-Yogurt) Snacks That Improve Digestion
Nothing against Jamie Lee Curtis, but sometimes we're not in the mood for yogurt—or we don't have a spoon. These alternative foods will also keep your system on track.
A Regulating Root That Can Be Taken Sweet
Ginger already has a strong reputation for being able to reduce nausea and vomiting
, and it also appears to relax the digestive tract, says McDonald, allowing food to pass through comfortably without getting caught up. For full potency, McDonald suggests a tea made from an inch of raw ginger root boiled in 10 ounces of water for 30 minutes (try it with honey). You could also try ginger candies—opt for the soft, chewable kinds, as sucking in extra air around hard candy can cause gas.