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Holi: Top 3 Foods That Will Help Your Digestive System During This Festival

Find out about the foods that can aid digestion and will let you eat a lot of those festive treats.

Kritika Madhukar
Mint leaves are effective in aiding digestion
Mint leaves are effective in aiding digestion

Holi is a festival that brings out the joyous side of everyone. Aside from smearing colors and throwing balloons at one another, the Holi festival also includes a lot of snacking. Without the scrumptious gujias, the plethora of sweets, and chilled thandai, the festival of Holi is incomplete.

Although, it is impossible to restraint oneself from consuming these tasty treats, going easy on the high-calorie food is advised. Most of the foods that are made on this special occasion are either fried or made up of refined flour. While consuming them in moderation will not pose any harm, however, excessive consumption of these edibles can be detrimental to your digestive system. Eating excessive amounts of such foods can lead to many health-related issues such as bloating, constipation, stomach ache, gastric problems, etc.  

Nevertheless, these issues should not overshadow the joy of Holi. Rather than popping pills in the hope of relief, you can opt for some household items that are just as effective in getting rid of digestive issues. 

Food items that can aid in digestion

Below is the list of certain food items that can aid digestion and let you enjoy the festival of colors with great enthusiasm. 


Curd is one of the food items that can instantly give relief from many digestive problems. It is easily available and is also refreshing. It is high in probiotic bacteria, which are living microbes that are friendly bacteria. These bacteria maintain the digestive system running smoothly and prevent problems such as constipation and bloating. 


Ginger is being used as a home remedy for digestive and other health-related problems for a long time. This commonly available ingredient is said to have digestive aiding properties. You can get instant relief from various digestive issues such as gas, cramping, and bloating by just drinking some ginger tea.  


Mint is considered an appetizer as it helps in stimulating digestive enzymes in the body. Furthermore, mint oil is said to have antiseptic and antibacterial properties that aid stomach infections and indigestion. Consuming mint leaves on an irritable bowel can provide relief from many digestive issues. 

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