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How Foods You Eat Affect Constipation


If you experience chronic constipation be aware that everything you eat during each day can have a direct 

impact on the result. If you eat the correct foods you can end chronic constipation. Simple as that. In recent years it seems almost anywhere you look, you're being told to eat more fiber. You hear it from your doctor, medical specialists, tv commercials, and even on the news too. This is because constipation has become a real and growing problem in the modern world. And specialists may finally be beginning to realize just how important colon health is to keeping your entire body healthy.

Getting extra fiber is the number one way to prevent or relieve constipation problems. This is because fiber is not digested by the human body, so it passes through the digestive system unchanged. Once it reaches the colon, since it's still unchanged from the way it went into our bodies, it provides roughage that helps clean the colon walls. This roughage, or cleaning action, helps the colon muscles to move other solid waste materials through the entire length of the colon, and dispose of it through bowel movements.

So when you have plenty of fiber in your diet, you're very unlikely to have any constipation problems at all.

Fiber is found in plant based foods, and this is one of the reasons you're often told to eat more fruits and vegetables. Not only do these foods provide your body with a wealth of vitamins and nutrients, they also give you the much needed fiber that will help keep you from becoming constipated.

Fiber can be found in the form of nuts, seeds, and herbal supplements. A popular natural way to get fiber for instance, is to add flax seeds to your morning cereal. When you're unable to get enough fiber through the foods you eat though, you can take one of several all natural herbal supplements instead. The best supplements to take for chronic constipation are those which are high in Chlorophyll, such as Parsley or Alfalfa.

The best way to get the most from fiber provided in fruits and vegetables, is to eat these foods raw. When foods are cooked, they lose a lot of their nutritional value, and the fiber content is softened or worse: removed in the case of processed foods. Cooking fresh fruits and vegetables usually works fine as well, just try to avoid anything that's been pre-processed. Pre-processed foods have all the bulk and fiber stripped out so they can be cooked faster, and while this may be convenient, it's very bad for our body's overall health.

Discover How To Get Rid Of Constipation Using Natural Remedies. All Aspects Of Colon And Constipation Are Covered

Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.




Discover How To Get Rid Of Constipation Using Natural Remedies. All Aspects Of Colon And Constipation Are Covered

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