A variety of digestive issues — from bloating and gas to heartburn, nausea, general stomach pain and more — are now a leading health concern among people of all ages. In fact, about 60 to 70 million Americans are suffering from digestive troubles. If you are someone that struggles with digestive issues, finding foods with easy-to-digest ingredients is no easy feat. Choosing the right foods to eat is important, especially when dealing with chronic digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or even something temporary like acid reflux or morning sickness.
When experiencing digestive issues, it’s important to find foods that are easy to digest plus ones that you actually enjoy. You also want to make sure they provide optimal nutrition to get you through your day. PURPO, the first granola made with purple sweet potato on the market from Beviva Foods does just that — a convenient and delicious wheat-free granola and dairy-free powdered milk.
Digestion-Friendly Ingredients inside PURPO
PURPO is made with simple, hypoallergenic, anti-inflammatory, and plant-based ingredients to promote healthy digestion. In this blog, take a look at the ingredients you’ll find in each PURPO cup and how they can aid with digestion promotion.
Oats are a great source of vitamins, minerals, soluble fiber, and antioxidants. Oats increase your body’s nutrient absorption, helping improve regularity and bowel health. Additionally, oats contain large amounts of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber. This fiber partially dissolves in water and forms a thick, gel-like solution in the gut. This can be helpful in conditions causing inflammation in the digestive tract, such as ulcers, IBD, colitis, etc.
Purple Sweet Potatoes
Purple sweet potatoes are a magical superfood, in addition to anti-inflammatory properties, research suggests that they have anti-cancer properties that suppress the spreading of colon cancer cells. Also, with a finer fiber structure, these sweet potatoes can be digested more easily.
White and Brown Rice
White rice is low in fiber, therefore a digestive-friendly food that is good for recovery from gastro-related ailments. Brown rice, on the other hand, has both insoluble and soluble fiber which will help move foods smoothly through the digestive tract efficiently.
The fats in coconut contain antimicrobial properties that help prevent bad bacteria and indigestion issues. Plus, it relieves GI tract disorders and fights candida yeast that lives within the digestive tract.
Papaya contains an enzyme called papain, which can make protein easier to digest. Additionally, papaya has been shown to help improve constipation and other symptoms of IBS. The seeds and other parts of the papaya have also been used as treatment to ulcers. Lastly, experts believe that the antioxidants in the fruit may improve heart health and helps with fighting inflammation due to being high in carotenoids.
As you can see, the ingredients in PURPO are not only easy on your digestive system, but they also help with promoting regularity and contain functional health properties. PURPO is a wheat-free granola and the first plant-based cereal that is free of wheat, dairy, and nuts. If you have IBD or digestive sensitivities, try PURPO today!