Top 3 Home Remedies for Constipation

Top 3 Home Remedies for Constipation

One of the most frustrating medical problems to face is constipation. While it is generally not dangerous, it can make getting through the day uncomfortable and sometime constipation can cause headaches too. There are many great over the counter and prescription medications that can help you get through the problem, but if you just have the occasional bout, you may prefer to try a home remedy and solve the problem naturally.

Three remedies for constipation

  1. Eat plenty of fiber and at least 6 ounces of grains a day. Eating enough grains is one of the best ways to insure you stay regular. Many people who attempt to maintain a low carbohydrate diet for any significant time find that they have trouble staying regular and face the hassles of constipation. Fiber is vitally important to help the body process waste.
  2. Try adding to your diet. While you do not want to overdo the oils, they are a proven cure for constipation because they lubricate the intestine. Choose an oil such as vegetable or safflower oil and consider taking a spoonful after dinner. If you do this, you may want to cut back on butter or other fats in your diet.
  3. Drink enough water. Not drinking enough water is one of the most common causes of constipation. Make sure you are drinking enough to properly digest the food you eat. If you aren’t drinking enough, your body will try to hold on to what it has anyway it can, this leads to constipation.

These are just a few of the ways you can fight constipation naturally. Consider these ideas, before you turn to medications. However, if you have lingering problems you may wish to consult a doctor or try something developed to solve the problem.  I hope this post was helpful and if it did help in any way be sure to leave a comment, tweet about it, and share it with your friends.

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