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Constipation – Seven Remedies that Can Help Things get Moving

While constipation that lasts only a day or two isn’t considered harmful at all, this could be a serious health concern if it prevails for a long time. While constipation in itself is a troublesome health condition it is capable of giving rise to several other problems as well such as constant bloating and abdominal pain, passing of blood and mucus in the stool, feeling the urge for bowel activity all the time. In women constipation can cause health risks associated to uterus as the reproductive organs and the large intestine lie in close proximity inside a female body; often resulting in urinary tract infections (UTIs), miscarriages or even inability to conceive.

Other issues that constipation gives rise to include:

  • Stress, as one constantly faces diminishing sense of well-being
  • Weakens immunity and affects cardiovascular and endocrine systems
  • In some cases constipation also contributes to the formation of cancerous polyps in the colon

Although there are numerous over the counter as well as prescription drugs available in the market that can significantly relieve constipation and promote a healthy and flawless bowel activity but unfortunately they don’t provide a permanent cure for this annoying condition. Moreover, relying too much on these drugs or laxatives can even cause addiction to these drugs, which is another alarming concern. So if you are experiencing constipation on daily basis try out these natural and effective remedies that can efficiently do away the constipation right away.

Below is the list of some home remedies, proven to resolve your bowel problems.

  1. Consume Oils

Consumption of oils is a long used and effective way of treating constipation. The fat in the oil not only lubricates your intestine for the digested food to be passed through without any hindrance, it also stimulates digestive system to keep things moving efficiently and prevent constipation. But which types of oils should you consume? The most prized oils for their constipation relieving properties are the Flaxseed Oil, Olive Oil and the Castor oil.

All You Need To Do…

Take a tablespoon of either of these oils and dissolve it in a glass of warm water or milk, whatever suits you best. Drink it early in the morning on empty stomach and it will definitely improve your condition.

  1. Black Strap Molasses

Molasses are packed with vital nutrients and minerals important for gut health. One of these minerals is magnesium, which is known for its effectiveness in promoting healthy bowel activity and easing constipation. Black strap molasses contain the highest percentage of magnesium in them and that is why it is preferred over rest of the molasses when it comes to treating constipation.

All You Need To Do…

You can either consume 1 tablespoon of black strap molasses directly, or by dissolving it in any hot beverage of your choice. Drinking this at least twice a day is recommended to get things moving.

  1. Add Fiber to your Diet

Those who often complain about constipation are usually those with very minimum fiber intake. Fiber is a very important part of our food and should be the biggest chunk in our diet. Fiber scrubs and cleans your digestive tract and after mixing up with the end product it absorbs water, making the stool’s texture optimal for easy flow and expelling.

All You Need To Do…

Well here what is required is pretty much your determination and will. Consume at least 25 to 30 grams of fiber on daily basis. Vegetables, fruits, lentils and beans are a good source of fiber and should be included in your everyday meals.

  1. Aloe Vera – the Miracle Plant

Did you know that besides giving you youthful radiant skin and treating scars, burns and acne, Aloe Vera gel can help you soothe constipation as well? Yes! Aloe Vera is also packed with pro gut minerals and efficiently boosts the digestive system. It has been used for ages for treating bowel related problems, and constipation is one of them.

All You Need To Do…

You can either extract or consume two tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel on an empty stomach before meals or you can even drink organic Aloe Vera juice to help you with constipation.

  1. Lemon and Honey Concoction

While this beverage is usually famous for its weight loss effects, only few people might actually know that this is because of the fact that Lemon and Honey drink regularizes bowel movement to flush out toxins from the body, which ultimately contributes to weight loss. So in case your aim is not weight loss but to alleviate constipation, include this drink in the list of your favorite beverages.

All You Need To Do…

In a glass of warm water add a table spoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix thoroughly and consume as many times as you like, or until your bowel issue is resolved.

  1. Eat Yogurt

Our gut is home to billions of bacteria also known as gut flora. The gut flora comprises of both good (Probiotics) and bad bacteria, but nature has created an ideal balance between these two types of bacteria in order to sustain good health. However sometimes due to some reasons, known or unknown, the balance of gut flora gets disturbed and this gives rise to digestion problems often contributing to constipation. So it is better to increase the number of good bacteria inside your digestive track by:

All You Need To Do…

Consume yogurt on daily basis, as much as you like. Yogurt contains Probiotics that not only relieve constipation but several other health concerns as well such as yeast infection, UTIs, allergies etc. If you are not a big fan of yogurt, you can get yourself a good Probiotics supplement from almost any drug store.

  1. Regularly Indulge in Physical Activity

Sometimes our digestion awaits a kick-start that usually comes from an activity that we perform physically i.e. walking, running, exercising etc. So if you are a couch potato and complaining constipation then please quit being lazy and indulge in slow pace walking to the least. Your physical movements are necessary for the bowels to move inside properly.

All You Need To Do…

No rocket science! Get on your feet and just walk, run or jump whatever suits you best. Although 45 minutes of cardio a day is important for one’s health, but if you are not used to it you can start by 15 minutes a day (preferably an hour or two after meals so as to promote sound digestion).

Constipation usually goes away on its own, or after you use laxatives. But it is always best to use natural remedies first that are safe for your health.

Remember if you are experiencing recurring constipation, and it has become a daily problem it is advised to seek doctor’s help.

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