Constipation is becoming more and more prevalent in our society. A quick glance at our diet should tell us much as to the whys and wherefores behind this issue. While a drastic lifestyle and diet change is in order for those with chronic constipation, these foods for constipation will help you deal with the occasional bouts that may afflict after Thanksgiving Dinner.
There is indeed an abundance of advice concerning constipation that folks with and without the issue feel free to dish out. Unfortunately, each sufferer’s case is different and for this reason standard advice cannot be handed out freely. Instead, here are a few things you can do to handle elimination issues and a few foods to prevent constipation, too.
One of my favorite ways to deal with constipation is to enjoy a hot cup of what I call “honeygar” immediately upon rising. The recipe involved is really nothing more than hot water, raw apple cider vinegar, and raw honey. Begin with 8 oz. hot water, and a teaspoon each of the ACV (apple cider vinegar) and honey. As you familiarize yourself with the intensity of the drink, you can increase the amounts as desired. My ratios right now are about 2 Tablespoons each of ACV and honey in 8 oz. of hot water.
Another way to help along already-begun constipation is to guzzle the water. Yes, you will be running to the bathroom every half hour, but eventually all that water will get through to your intestines and begin moving things, softening the stools, and working its magic.
Now if you are looking to prevent constipation, you can always start doing the above helps as a preventive. There are also several foods that you can take on a regular basis to keep yourself from ever having to deal with the issue. One of the biggest foods you can implement into your diet is anything with a high fiber count. I personally recommend flax seed, ground yourself. Please avoid the medical drugs. If you cannot stomach the flax seed, try eating prunes. As a snack, they are both tasty, sweet, and energy-boosting. They will also boost your elimination efforts.
An all-around healthy diet will work wonders with keeping your BMs regular and easy. If you run out the door in the morning with a pop-tart, down a McDonald’s burger during your lunch break, and come home to throw a can of pre-made chili in the microwave for supper, chances are that a drastic lifestyle and diet change is definitely in order if you are hoping to escape the inevitable. And yes, it is inevitable. Your personal diet is perhaps the most important way you can control your own constipation.
The aforementioned foods for constipation will help only temporarily. For a relatively quick fix, try them. But if you are hoping for permanent relief, you will need to take your diet into your own two hands and start making wise food choices daily.