What foods should I avoid if I want to keep my digestive system healthy?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
To keep your digestive system healthy, avoid eating the following as much as possible:
  • Food products (no trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup, dyes)
  • Foods with ingredients you cannot define
  • Completely ready-to-eat meals from poor-quality ingredients, preservatives
  • Same thing every day
  • Fruit products, including juices
  • Animal proteins exclusively as a way to avoid carbs (quality carbs are an essential part of any healthy nutritional plan)
  • More animal protein or fat to feel full
  • One color or colorless meals
  • Vegetables without color (e.g., iceberg lettuce, white potatoes)
  • Canned, dried, and processed conventional fruits and vegetables
  • Refined grains (flours, white bread, crackers, etc.) or flour-based carbohydrates at every meal
  • Wheat every time you want a grain
  • Chemicals
  • Nutrient-poor, high-calorie, or artificially sweetened beverages
  • Foods hidden beneath sauces of unknown origin
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