If you’re finding that your bathroom trips are more and more disappointing, it can occur for a number of reasons. It might be lack of exercise. If that’s a problem, riding a bike for a half hour or so can really get your system moving and make your trip to the bathroom a success! It’s not always lack of movement that makes your movements slow and sluggish, sometimes you need better nutrition for constipation to get your elimination system eliminating and have the success you want behind the closed door.
Are you hydrated?
Water is extremely important when you want to conquer constipation. In fact, it’s important for all the organs of the body and all body processes. When you don’t have enough fluid in your system and even slightly dehydrated, the body borrows from less important organs to replenish the fluid throughout the rest of the body. That means you’ll have dry hard stool that doesn’t easily glide through the colon, which brings on constipation. Drink eight glasses of water a day. Carry a bottle with you and sip on it throughout the day.
You need fiber! Fiber! Fiber!
Is the message loud and clear. Foods that contain loads of fiber can get you going with great regularity. There are two different types of fiber, insoluble and soluble. The insoluble fiber gives your pooh bulk and sweeps the colon clean. The soluble fiber helps you stay healthier by creating a bond with toxins and excess cholesterol so you can eliminate it. That’s one reason eating rolled oats—oatmeal—can lower your cholesterol level.
Eat a natural made for human consumption Liquid Wrench, Master Blaster or WD-40 for the colon.
I’m really not suggesting you eat any of those products, since they aren’t meant for human consumption. What I am suggesting is that you eat foods high in Omega-3 fatty acid that can help lubricate the colon like WD-40 lubricates screws and bolts when they won’t come out. There’s loads of foods that contain this healthy fat. You’ll find it in flax seed, salmon, krill oil and other fish oil.
- If you don’t have a fiber rich diet right now, increase your fiber intake slowly. Eating too much all at once can lead to the discomfort of bloating. Make sure you get adequate water, too.
- Eat your fiber with a smile. You can increase it, while also enjoying the increase with berries. Blackberries and raspberries are high in fiber and a great snack for between meals.
- Grab a prune for a snack. Not only is it high in fiber, it contains sorbitol, which is a natural laxative.
- Eat more broccoli. Broccoli shines when it comes to fiber. It may be one of the reasons that eating more crucifers, like broccoli, can help reduce the risk of colon cancer.