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Easy and Hard to Digest Foods

By Emma Deangela

A favorite past time for most people is to munch away all those foods that are available around. We eat all sorts of foods all the time and it is because of the taste and satisfaction that this brings to us. Foods can come as nutritious and healthy for the body or can give a negative effect to the body thus leading to all sorts of disease and ailments that one can be prone and vulnerable too. All these things said, there are still some people who do not give a second thought about eating foods that aren’t healthy to the body because it tastes great.

Some foods are easy to digest while some are not. It is typical because different foods have different components that when ingested will have a different effect to the body. Most of the easy to digest foods include those that have less fiber and fat content. These are often liked by people who have problems digesting foods and may also be in a diet program. Some of the easily digested foods are the following.

Green leafy vegetable like cabbage is easily digested by the body. These have high vitamin and mineral content that are both healthy and beneficial to the body unlike those foods that are high in fat that are not that easy to digest. Rice is also easily processed by the body as it stimulates the digestion process and is also recommended by food experts. Chicken is one meat product that is easy to digest without its skin which has is high in fat. When chicken is properly cooked and the skin is removed, it is good for the digestion of the body. Bananas are also easily digested because it is rich in fiber and has certain enzymes that speed up the digestion in the body and another thing is it is healthy for children and adults to eat every day. There are more foods that are easily digested and those mentioned are just some of it.

It is said that food difficult to digest is sometimes the cause of bad or negative health effects to one’s body. These foods unable to breakdown by small intestines are transferred to the large intestines to be further processed. Some of the effects of these foods to the body are flatulence, heartburn, bloating and indigestion. Foods difficult to breakdown are mainly high in proteins and fats; however they are also needed in the body to have a balanced food requirement, a point to take into consideration is to eat these foods in small amounts only. Foods difficult to digest are as follows.

Meats like beef and lamb are hard to digest especially when they are cooked well than when they are served raw or half cooked. And these foods when not properly digested by the body will cause flatulence and other stomach problems and discomforts. Another is dairy food products, these things are popularly known to be contributory to indigestion and these food products include cheese, butter, ice cream and milk, these foods has lactose component that some people may be sensitive to and has difficulty digesting it that is why some may be avoiding these food types. Another is broccoli, though this is a vegetable and is known to be healthy for the body, it may be difficult for others to digest and may give stomach problems and discomforts to others when not digested properly. Legumes too are also known to be hard to digest because of the oligosaccharides that it contains.

Discover about digestive system. You can drop by at Emma Deangela’s site where you can find out about digestive enzymes and how it will make you healthy.

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Deangela, Emma "Easy and Hard to Digest Foods." Easy and Hard to Digest Foods. 18 Jan. 2011. 12 Sep 2014 <>.

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