Bad food transit leads to bloating, heaviness and the inevitable constipation which commonly occurs as a result of slow digestion or other issue. This can be easily solved if you introduce certain foods with laxative properties and those are the ones that are high in fiber.
In this article we shall present you the foods that are very beneficial for solving you digestion issues. Those are dates, prunes and lemon that are key ingredients for the remedy that we shall present below in the text.
This natural remedy will facilitate food transit thereby lowering constipation issues. These concerns for most people are embarrassing and because of that they avoid to talk about it, but there is no need for such thing anymore as this remedy will for sure help you with this issue.
Prior initiating the use of this remedy you need to determine the root of the problem, meaning what are the reasons for your constipation.
Why constipation occurs?
No remedy will help you if you make certain mistakes when your diet is concerned or the lifestyle you lead. Here are some of the reasons that can be the cause of your constipation:
- Long sitting hours that trigger reduced bowel movements
- Not enough fiber into your diet that influences the speed of intestinal transit
- Improper water intake
- The excessive intake of laxatives or used for a longer period of time
- Diseases like hypothyroidism and functional colopathy
- Certain medicines, including antidepressants, analgesics, antiparkinsonian, etc.
If you do not have any chronic diseases and the reason for your constipation is the improper diet, then you should make a change of your diet which for sure will help you with this issue. Even people who suffer from certain disease can make an adaptation of their diet, naturally first consulting their doctor, so that to alleviate this issue.
As mentioned before the presence of fibers into your diet is of vital importance to prevent the occurrence and as well as treat this issue. The ingredients that are used in the below presented remedy have in their content plenty of fiber that makes this remedy efficient.
Foods Containing Fiber
These foods are natural laxatives that will support a regular food transit and positively affect the work of the digestive system.
Prunes are rich in fiber, sorbitol and phenolic compounds, components that significantly help in treating constipation. The presence of dihydroxyphenylisatin will promote quick stool evacuation as it stimulates the contraction of the intestines.
Similarly, dates are high in fiber and polyphenols as a result of which they can prevent the development of colorectal cancer. These components promote healthy and regular intestinal movement. Dates contain both fibers, soluble and insoluble. The latter one keeps water in the colon that makes the stool with larger volume thus allowing easy evacuation.
The presence of lemon contributes a lot in this remedy thanks to its citric acid. The lemon juice acts as a natural lubricant that softens the stool thereby contributing to easy evacuation of feces.
A Recipe Of A Constipation Remedy
- 5 ounces of dates
- 5 ounces of prunes
- 5 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 5 cups of boiling water
Start with nicely washing the dates and prunes and after that cut them into small pieces. Next, pour the water in a saucepan on a medium heat, and include the dates and prunes. Cook till you obtain thick consistency. Once you have reached the wanted consistency, transfer the solution in a container with a lid. Close it tightly and keep it in your fridge. You will obtain 20 tablespoons of this remedy.
Use: Take 1 tablespoon a day in the morning for breakfast. You can combine it with yogurt or a bowl of cereals. In this way you will remove water retention and facilitate good transit.
Note: People Suffering From Biliary, Gastric Or Stomach Ulcers Should Not Use Lemon. Plus, The Excessive Intake Of Lemon Peels Can Lead To Formation Of Kidney Stones. If The Constipation Is Still Persistent, Make Sure To Consult A Doctor.