We are always asked which foods are good for digestion, and which one’s should be placed on the avoid eating list.  Our breakdown is as follows High-fat and fried food Worst Both high-fat and fried food can overwhelm the stomach, resulting in acid reflux and heartburn. High-fat food also can result in pale-colored stool, a phenomenon called steatorrhea, which is essentially excess fat in the feces. A lot of people with irritable bowel syndrome need to stay away from foods high in fat, she says, including butter and cream because they can cause digestive problems. Chili peppers Worst This staple of spicy cuisine can irritate the esophagus and lead to heartburn pain. Dairy Worst You need calcium in your diet, and an easy way to get it is from dairy products such as milk and cheese. But, for the lactose intolerant, these can cause diarrhea, gas, and abdominal bloating and cramps. If you’re lactose intolerant, staying away from dairy is probably your best bet. Alcohol Worst Alcohol relaxes the body, but, unfortunately, it also relaxes the esophageal sphincter. This can lead to acid reflux or heartburn. Drinking also can inflame the stomach lining, impairing certain enzymes and preventing nutrients from being absorbed, Anderson says. Too much alcohol can cause diarrhea and cramping, but unless you have a gastrointestinal disorder, moderate amounts of alcohol shouldn’t irritate the digestive tract. Berries Worst Berries are good for your health, but ones with tiny seeds can be a problem for people who have diverticulitis, or pockets that develop in the intestine (usually the large intestine) that become inflamed or infected. Chocolate Worst A 2005 study suggested that chocolate may be a problem in those with irritable bowel syndrome or chronic constipation. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks Worst Coffee, tea, and carbonated beverages not only over-relax the esophageal sphincter, which keeps stomach […]