A natural solution
Stress, fast foods, lack of exercise and not drinking enough water can all lead to constipation. Apart from feeling uncomfortable, constipation can lead to hemorrhoids and a build-up of toxins in the intestine. Certain medications such as antidepressants, diuretics and antacids can also cause constipation. It is interesting to note that prolonged use of harsh, chemical laxatives can cause constipation.
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It is important to remember that constipation is a symptom, not a disease. Long term treatment should aim to remove its causes by increasing fibre intake in the form of fruit, vegetables and whole grains and drinking plenty of water.
High-fibre diet controls constipation by keeping things moving through the intestine. Dr. Burkitt noted that in nonindustrial societies, people eat a very high-fibre diet and rarely suffer from constipation. Every whole-grain item and every fibre-rich fruit and vegetable helps prevent and relieve constipation. In folk medicine the foods that get special recognition as laxatives include almonds, apples, avocados, chicory, dates, endive, figs, flaxseed, grapes, mangos, papayas, papaya, persimmons, pineapple, prunes, rutabagas, soybeans, turnips, walnuts and watercress. You might easily contrive any number of soups and salads from this list.
If you are constipated, the first thing you should do is change your diet to the “double high five” by eating five fruits and five vegetables a day. If you are still constipated after two days, increase your fruit and veggie intake while diminishing your intake of low-fibre foods like meats and refined breads. It is recommended that you avoid tea if constipation is a problem for you. Tea is rich in tannins, which is one reason that it is recommended as a treatment for diarrhoea. Tannins help bind stools and hold back bowel movements.
Fruit and vegetable juices also work, especially those that retain much of their fibre. Prune juice tops the list, of course, but some juice advocates say that apple-pear juice is a particularly good laxative. Among vegetable juices, asparagus and potato have been suggested.