According to survey made, in the United States alone, millions of people suffer from constipation a part or all of the time. Another study found that 65% of Americans experience constipation. One of the main kinds of constipation is foods related constipation. Foods constipation – which is having constipation as a result of a poor diet, is unfortunately widespread.
Most people with low fiber diets are likely to have foods constipation at some point in their life. That it because some foods are great natural laxatives and eliminating them from our diet menu will likely cause foods constipation. Preventing foods constipation can be done in a couple of ways: the most prominent is reducing the consumption of foods that cause foods constipation. The second: increasing the consumption of foods that prevent constipation.
Here are a couple of suggestions to help you prevent foods constipation:
1. Change of diet – a menu suggestion designed to prevent foods constipation:
Morning– One bowl of whole grain cereal or oatmeal with raisins (you can add brown sugar for flavor). Herbal tea can also be helpful in preventing foods constipation and speed bowel movement in the morning
Lunch– Chicken breast or fish with a healthy side dish of vegetables of your choice: cabbage, turnips, carrots, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower and peas
Dinner– Have a green salad with an omelet or yogurt made from sheep’s or goat’s milk, with a glass of orange or prune juice
For dessert and as a snack between meals, nuts and unpeeled fruits like guava or figs are great
2. Change of menu – Another efficient way to prevent foods constipation is by consuming small portions of foods that are low in fiber or high in fat. These foods include: meats, chips, processed foods like instant mashed potatoes and foods containing a large amount of refined sugar, like: ice cream, pies, cakes, cookies and cupcakes. Foods constipation is the result of eating too much of these kinds of food that are low in fiber
3. Liquids – An increased liquid consumption in a person suffering from constipation, can assist in preventing foods constipation, since liquids make the stool softer and bulkier, thus making it spend less time in the colon and pass more easily through our digestive system. The liquids that are most likely to help prevent foods constipation are: citrus juices, prune juice, herbal tea, warm water and if used moderately – coffee