Constipation is really embarrassing, but it’s preventable and manageable.
Yet, millions of us suffer in silence.
Constipation is defined as 3 or fewer bowel movements per week. It can make our lives a misery.
Aside from resorting to laxatives and other harmful solutions, there are many other options that you can try.
Methods that are natural and effective.
Before you take a trip to the pharmacy, give these easy solutions a go!
1. Good old Prunes and Prune Juice
Prune juice isn’t just for babies and the elderly. Drink a glass of prune juice to help ease your constipation.
Because it’s high in hiber and natural sugar called sorbitol, the fiber and sorbitol move along in the digestive tract absorbing water as they go.
The end result is naturally soft stools.
2. Get Oiled Up
Just as we use oil to lubricate engines or a creaky door, certain healthy oils and fats work in a similar way.
Oils such as olive oil or coconut oil are great for your bowels. Just make sure you are eating enough nuts and avocado to ensure that your bowels keep moving.
To prevent constipation, consume one tablespoon of olive oil mixed with lemon juice every morning on an empty stomach.