Constipation is really embarrassing, but it’s preventable and manageable.
Yet, millions of us suffer in silence.
Constipation is defined as 3 or fewer bowel movements per week. It can make our lives a misery.
Aside from resorting to laxatives and other harmful solutions, there are many other options that you can try.
Methods that are natural and effective.
Before you take a trip to the pharmacy, give these easy solutions a go!
1. Good old Prunes and Prune Juice
Prune juice isn’t just for babies and the elderly. Drink a glass of prune juice to help ease your constipation.
Because it’s high in hiber and natural sugar called sorbitol, the fiber and sorbitol move along in the digestive tract absorbing water as they go.
The end result is naturally soft stools.
2. Get Oiled Up
Just as we use oil to lubricate engines or a creaky door, certain healthy oils and fats work in a similar way.
Oils such as olive oil or coconut oil are great for your bowels. Just make sure you are eating enough nuts and avocado to ensure that your bowels keep moving.
To prevent constipation, consume one tablespoon of olive oil mixed with lemon juice every morning on an empty stomach.
3. Coffee and Other Caffeinated Products
Most of us can’t function without a cup of coffee.
But it turns out that our digestive system also benefits from a wake up from the caffeine in our coffee.
Caffeine actually works to stimulate our digestive systems and ensures movement in our bowels.
Coffee can also, according to some research, help maintain a healthy gut.
For the best results stick to one or two cups of coffee per day.
4. Staying well Hydrated
You may have heard that drinking a lot of water can prevent dehydration when it’s also a great way to prevent constipation.
Excess water is released through the kidneys every time we urinate. But the water is also released through our stools every time we need to go.
If we are dehydrated water is absorbed from our stools in our colons and the stool becomes harder and more difficult to pass. This is commonly referred to as constipation.
5. A Cup of Herbal Dandelion Tea
Dandelions aren’t just pretty weeds, they’re a great natural laxative.
Collect the leaves from the dandelion plants and allow them to dry.
Then crush the leaves after drying. You can use 1-2 teaspoons of the dried dandelion leaves to create a tea, using boiling water of course.
Cover the solution and allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes. For best results drink the tea 2-3 times per day.
6. Make Sure you Move More
Sitting is an unhealthy habit and it’s making you constipated.
To avoid constipation get up and live a healthier and more active lifestyle.
7. Increased your Intake of Probiotic Rich Foods
Vary your diet. This will help it become healthier. You can guarantee your digestive system will love you for it.
Foods with probiotics in it is a great solution to constipation
A recent study found that probiotics helped to treat constipation by firstly improving the quality of the stool and then by increasing the frequency of stools being passed.
You can find probiotic supplements from your local health store and pharmacy.
It’s a natural and easy way to maintain a healthy and happy gut.
8. Eat Foods Rich in Prebiotics
Think we’re repeating ourselves? Look closely. Prebiotics, not probiotics.
Probiotic supplements and foods rich in probiotics help to correct the balance of bacteria in our digestive system by introducing more good bacteria.
However, prebiotics, are quite different.
Prebiotics can be described as the perfect fiber rich foods that help to feed the good bacteria in your gut.
By giving them decent amounts of prebiotics you can also help to maintain their presence in your gut.
The best way to top up your intake of prebiotics eat foods like garlic, bananas, or onions.
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