The 5 Most Easily Digested Foods

Give your stomach a rest and eat these foods instead
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The carbohydrates in white rice are converted into sugar far quicker than brown rice. 

Digestion problems plague tens of millions of Americans. Be it acid reflux, indigestion, or irritable bowel syndrome, digestive issues are a facet of daily life for far too many people. However, certain foods are easier to digest than others, and a diet heavy in those can help ease digestive troubles.

The 5 Most Easily Digested Foods (Slideshow)

Some types of foods, like animal-based proteins, heavy and fatty food, and overly acidic foods, are difficult and time-consuming for the body to break down. The longer it takes to break food down, the more digestive problems will ensue.

Foods that are high in water, vitamins, minerals, and plant-based fats, on the other hand, are broken down and processed into nutrients far more easily. These simpler, whole, unprocessed foods begin to break down into their essential nutrients immediately after consumption, and leave your body thanking you.


Read on to learn which five foods are easily digested by the body, while aiding in digestion at the same time. Other tips for aiding digestion include getting light exercise after a meal, not drinking water while eating, eating smaller meals, and mashing food before eating it.