Your digestive system includes your mouth, oesophagus and stomach, as well as your small and large intestines.


These parts of the body help break down and absorb food, providing fuel and nutrients to keep your body functioning.

In order to keep your digestive system healthy, food needs to move through smoothly. Fibre is the key to good digestive health, which you can get from many vegetables. The water in vegetables works with the fibre to ensure your bowel movements are regular. You can also find fibre in fruit and cereals.


Veggy tip

Try to cook with a just single layer of vegetables in your pan at a time. Overcrowding prevents even cooking and you run the risk of ending up with mushy veg on the bottom.