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A strong digestive system is essential for your health. If your food is not digested properly, it could lead to a number of health issues. The good news is that certain foods actually have the power to soothe and heal your digestive system.

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Registered and Licensed Dietitian Melanie Lipps MS, RD, LD explains that “gut flora, our gastrointestinal tracts, can be influenced by what we eat in a matter of just 24 hours.”

Consuming the right foods may help heal your gut by regulating digestion, eliminating toxins and increasing your immune response.