Your Diet for Constipation Relief

Follow these simple steps in this diet for constipation to keep your bowels moving smoothly.

Drink plenty of pure water, 8 to 10 glasses per day.

This is especially important when increasing fiber in the diet.

Eat plenty of raw green leafy vegetables and fruits. 

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Eat whole foods that are high in fiber:

  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Okra
  • Peas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sprouts are a rich source of fiber and as they are living, they give life!
diet for constipation

Beans, such as lentils, chickpeas, etc, are an excellent source of 
soluble vegetable fiber:

  • Adzuki beans
  • Barley
  • Dried beans
  • Oats

Fruits such as:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Prunes

Cereals are foods high in insoluble fiber:

  • Whole grains
  • Seeds
  • Wheat bran
  • The skins of many fruits and vegeatables

Foods that are high in pectin:

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Dried peas
  • Okra

Eat a low-fat diet

Avoid fruit juices, eat whole fruits instead.

Avoid foods that are difficult to digest and that contain little or no fiber: 

  • Cheese
  • White sugar
  • White flour
  • Processed foods
  • Refined foods
  • Salt
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Soft drinks
  • Dairy products
  • Drinks containing chocolate
diet for constipation

By following these guidelines as well as the suggestions on constipation home remedy you are sure to soon be going as regular as clockwork.

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