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8 foods to ease constipation

While the exact percentage is up for debate, as many as 27 percent of Americans may suffer from constipation. Women and adults age 65 and older are particularly affected by the condition.

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse defines constipation as having fewer than three bowel movements per week. Constipation is a medical condition that can have very serious consequences, so it’s important to work with your healthcare provider to determine the best plan of action for you. As researchers continue to unlock the mysteries of our bowels, here are eight food remedies that can help you move things along.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/07/09/8-foods-to-ease-constipation.html

i like drinking light prune juice whenever i feel constipated. as you get older, it gets a bit harder to maintain a healthy err dump. the 3 main ingrediants i consume daily are: 

Water: When trying to solve a problem like constipation, most people turn to foods—particularly those high in fiber. The truth is that food is only half of the story, and adequate intake of fluid is essential to have regular bowel movements. An analysis of nearly 11,000 Americans found that low intake of liquids was a predictor of constipation. While the general recommendation is to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day, your specific fluid needs will depend on a variety of factors, such as your age, the climate and altitude where you live, and your daily activity. If you are struggling with constipation check in with your healthcare provider to see how much water a day is recommended for you.

 

Prunes: Eating prunes to help with constipation is a long-standing home remedy, but it is also one supported by science. A review of studies about prunes and constipation found that people who ate prunes increased their number of weekly stools by 25 percent compared to those who consumed a psyllium fiber powder supplement. Not only do prunes provide fiber, they also provide fructans and sorbitol, fermentable sugars that can have a laxative effect.

 

Wheat bran: Commonly associated with regularity, wheat bran is the outside layer or shell of a whole grain—basically where all the good stuff is. Just a quarter cup of wheat bran contains 6.2 grams of fiber and has only 31 calories. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who supplemented with 12 grams of what bran fiber per day had increased stool bulk as well as shorter transit time for their bowel movements. It’s best to gradually increase your intake of wheat bran, starting with one tablespoon and increasing as tolerable. Try adding some to your morning cereal or blend it into an afternoon smoothie.

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Zucchini/Summer Squash bread/muffins with lots of coffee will also have a laxative effect.

Delicious, and will keep you "regular". 

Also, thank you for giving me a reason to post this emote. lmao

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its true wolfy. iam constipated. even though i try to drink nearly 6 bottles of water and high fiber cereal. i sometimes dont go at all..cant identify which foods iam eating that might cause me not to go. maybe need to increase exercise, walking is good...but i dont do enough walking.

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After my heart surgery, I had a lot of trouble caused by high doses of pain medications called opioids. They made me take Metamucil which didn't help me much. I have to admit, though, the trip from the pain medications was awesome. The constipation, not so much! Lol. Prune juice and dry plums did the trick though sometimes I still had a hard time.

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This thread reminds me of a health issue i had a long time ago. Had a bad nose bleed, went to sleep. Woke up covered in blood. I stumbled to the toilet was constipated due to all the blood on my stomach. It was not a nice experience. Got a little out lol but then i cleaned up and took a step out the bathroom door and that was the last thing i remembered until i woke up in hospital weeks later. I lost a lot of blood. My nose has been bleeding like water out of a tap and if they had not rushed me into hospital after they heard me pass out and fall down i would not be here with you now.

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i had a lot of nose beeds when i was younger. i dont know if it was from the constant snacking of high sodium foods or what..still puzzles me today. as for constipation, 3 years ago, i used to have healthy bowel movements. did 2 times a day. now as the title says, an eternal struggle. iam consulting articles that ive bookmarked and taking down notes to improve a healthy colon. iam 51 years old...

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