Better Nutrition

Heal Your Gut

Digestive issues affect an estimated 60–70 million people. Here's how you can prevent them, with seven powerful foods to ease digestion and heal your gut.

1 contains an enzyme called papain that treats and improves all types of digestive and abdominal disorders, including indigestion, hyperacidity (heartburn), and constipation, and is especially useful in protein digestion. In one study, people who took a papain-rich papaya preparation reported significant improvement in constipation and bloating. Try this: Purée 1 cup of frozen papaya cubes with the juice of one lime and honey to taste for a fast, creamy smoothie; make a salad of papaya slices with avocado slices, thinly sliced red onion,

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