By Margaux J. Rathbun

If you’re looking to detox, reduce belly bloat or just boost your digestion, you’ve come to the right place. Add these 5 foods to your diet to nourish your body, inside and out…

Zucchini is high in both water and fiber, making it a great food for promoting good digestive health and detoxifying the body. Snack on some fresh zucchini spears during the day or serve a zucchini and corn salad with dinner.

Get the recipe for a vegan zucchini & corn salad here!

Okra is a great source of folate and fiber, excellent for promoting digestive health. It also contains potassium, which helps to keep our electrolytes in balance and bloating at bay.

Beans are not only loaded with fiber that helps us keep our digestive systems in working order, but also are packed with protein, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Aim to eat 2-3 servings per week of low-sodium canned beans (or dry ones you soak overnight). Serve them with shopped onions to help lower cholesterol and detoxify the body too!

Make this black bean dip today!

Chicory contains a good amount of fiber, which helps promote healthy digestion. The more that we are able to digest our food, the easier it is to lose weight. Like onions, chicory is low in calories.

Oatmeal is not only high in fiber, but also a fantastic source of vitamin B complex, meaning that this healthy carbohydrate is not only great for your digestive system, but also wonderful for your nervous system and even for your bones. But don’t just think of oats as a breakfast food. Rather, serve oats with beans, chicory, olive oil and a bit of salt for a savory take on oatmeal perfect for lunch or dinner – and great for your digestive system!

Click here for a healthy oatmeal cookie recipe!