- Always be hydrated by drinking more
water. It is recommended to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water. (If the
doctor has advised or limited your intake of water limit for any medical reasons,
please follow according to doctor’s advice)
- Intake of more fiber rich foods like
oats and other whole grains are suggested as they aid in digestion of food. For
the same reason fiber rich fruits and vegetables can also be consumed. Beans,
nuts, grapes, cherries, apples, banana, prunes, and whole grain bread are some
of the food items you can take to get rid of constipation.
- Walking is one of the best remedies.
A brisk walk of 30 minutes a day induces the body organs to work efficiently
and also to improve digestion.
- Flaxseeds and fenugreek seeds are
considered as good laxative agents. Flaxseeds can be included in salads by
roasting it or can be taken with water. Water, steeped overnight with Fenugreek
seeds can be taken in the morning (Care should be taken to filter out the
fenugreek seeds). Fiber and mucilage content in these seeds helps in easy bowl
- Cod liver oil taken in the form of capsule
or a teaspoon of olive oil with lemon juice may work for treatment of constipation.
- A glass of warm water with juice of
half a lemon also aids in stimulating bowel movement.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks
that causes dehydration.
In general, it is
better to avoid food that is made up of refined flour and consume digestive
friendly food like yoghurt and fiber rich food to avoid constipation. Any food
allergy factors should be considered before following any natural remedies. If the
constipation is severe, it is always better to check with your doctor.