Most people won’t admit it, but the fact is that about 90% people are affected by constipation at some point in their lives. Of these, at least 60% are chronically constipated. Medicines and treatments can have side effects on the body. It is best to follow natural ways and remedies to cure and prevent constipation.
👍 Here are 10 natural ways that will help relieve your constipation.
1. Fibrous Fruits & Vegetables
Fibrous fruits and vegetables are the common cure for constipation. You probably heard of prunes or prune juice as a natural remedy. But watch it, too much fibre and sorbitol can cause gas, bloating, or worse – diarrhoea!
Yoghurt and kefir are not just for a healthy diet but they can also get rid of constipation. The probiotic strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium promote healthy bowel movements and its best consumed at breakfast.
3. Baking Soda + Warm Water
Add a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and drink this mixture quickly. You will notice faster bowel movements in a short period of time. Doing this on an empty stomach works best. Baking soda releases gas, reduces the acidity in the alimentary canal, and removes bloating and that feeling of fullness.
4. Mint/Ginger Tea
Boil water and remove from stove. Add the tea leaves or granules to it and let it sit for a couple of minutes (30 mins max). Strain and drink the tea. Drink three to four cups a day. The warming effect of ginger, the laxative element of tea, and the hot water will stimulate digestion and provide constipation relief.
5. Water (or Tea) With Lemon
The citric acid found in lemons can easily relieve pain, flush out toxins and improve digestion. Moreover, a daily glass of lemon in water can help you reduce weight and prevents other diseases as it is a good source of Vitamin C.
Orange is naturally a high fibre fruit. Additionally, it is rich in naringenin that acts as a laxative to improve digestion. It is also abundant in Vitamin C that helps soften stool.
Take half a tablespoon of coconut oil in the morning and half a tablespoon in the night. You can simply mix it in your food. You can add in half tablespoon increments each day for chronic constipation.Do this for two to three days for fast relief from constipation. Coconut oil contains high amounts of medium-chain fatty acids, which help in getting relief from infrequent bowel movements.
It’s time to switch to whole-grain before constipation strikes. Whole-grain products are low in fat and high in dietary fibre and complex carbohydrates. Include this in your daily diet and get relief from constipation.
One of the causes of constipation is prolonged inactivity and there is only one solution to that. Regular exercise is the best remedy to keep common health problems at bay including constipation.
Exercising increases blood flow strengthens digestive tract muscles and is a natural stress reliever. Even a daily 15-minute walk can help move food through your bowel more quickly.
Olive oil, nuts, and avocados all contain healthy fats, which can help lubricate your intestines and ease constipation. A simple olive oil dressing, a small handful of nuts, or a tablespoon of natural nut butter on fruit or toast are good options. Even if you’re watching your weight, healthy fats are necessary for basic body functions; they are very satiating to keep you satisfied with less.
😁 What A Relief
A wife sent her husband a romantic text message. She wrote:
‘If you are sleeping, send me your dreams.’
‘If you are laughing, send me your smile.’
‘If you are eating, send me a bite.’
‘If you are drinking, send me a sip. I love you!’
Her husband replied,”I’m in the toilet, please advise.”