If you’re one of the 14 percent of the population who suffers from occasional or continual constipation, then listen up. Contrary to popular belief, there is an abundance of foods available to help clear the decks and put you on the fast track to a more comfortable existence.
You may be one of 14 percent who suffers, but you can be one of the 100 percent who enjoys these foods below. In fact, number five may have you rushing to the nearest grocery store or cinema sooner rather than later…
If you want to take care of constipation without resorting to pills and potions, then make sure your shopping cart is loaded with raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. To help take care of painful constipation, opt for these berries which feature plenty of fiber but not a lot of calories.
The best thing about berries is that you can include them in meals at any time of the day. They go great in cereal for breakfast, yogurt for lunch, and sauce or compote for dinner or dessert. You’re sure to be on your way to the bathroom in no time.
Are irregular bowel movements causing you grief? Nut to fear, almonds, pecans, and walnuts are here. Nuts are so packed full of fiber that only one ounce of almonds can offer you 3.5 grams.
However, even though nuts can earn you a one-way ticket to a bathroom stall, you still need to consume them in moderation. They contain a lot of fat and calories which means they are best in small amounts. All you need is a handful each day to kickstart those regular bowel motions.
3. Dried Fruit
Even if you’re not the biggest fan of dried fruit, knowing they can help to cure constipation should be enough of a reason to begin adding them to your shopping list.
Apricots, dates, raisins, figs, and prunes (number nine on the list) are all excellent forms of constipation relief. With all the dietary fiber on offer, you will benefit from a far softer stool – and one that will pass more comfortably and more frequently. However, be warned. Dried fruit contains a lot of sugar, so consuming in moderation is key.
4. Citrus Fruit
Did you know that just by eating one grapefruit, you’re getting a tenth of your daily fiber requirements? Or, if you take the time to eat an orange, you can add another 13 percent to that total? Citrus fruits, which satisfy your thirst and hunger, are also superb for relieving constipation.
Given the amount of fiber in them, they help to soften your stools and release them from their colon prison. And, if you can stomach eating the peel as well, you benefit from more pectin which accelerates the process.
5. Plain Popcorn
Imagine your surprise at being told that eating delicious popcorn is going to help to avoid constipation. It’s true. That tasty cinema snack is now center stage on your new constipation avoidance diet, and you’re sure to have a smile on your face because of it.
Of course, if you add salt and butter, you’re undoing the benefits, but it’s nice to know that air-popped popcorn is going to help relieve your bowel discomfort while being a moreish snack at the same time. Get popping and enjoy that sweet relief!
Source: Daily Advent
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