Can bananas aid digestion?

Digestive disorders affect many individuals throughout the UK and though there are many medications which are said to be of help, diet is also something to be considered.

Bananas are thought to be extremely beneficial to those suffering with digestive disorders and gut issues and have long since been recommended for constipation and diarrhoea relief.

Bananas are rich in fructooligosaccharides, a prebiotic that fuels friendly bacteria in the digestive system. These prebiotics are important for helping to improve the balance of gut flora in the digestive tract and can help to fend of overgrowth of organisms such as yeast.

Ensuring that the digestive system is fed fructooligosaccharides will mean that friendly bacteria will be able to perform more efficiently and effectively and bananas are a quick and easy way of introducing more prebiotics to your diet.

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Emma Hilton

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