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Natural Practices for Managing Constipation


The disposal of waste on a regular basis is significant for your overall health. A large volume of toxins are rinsed out by your liver to the intestines. If these toxins are not disposed of by the bowels, then they can threaten your bloodstream and overall body health. There are multiple practices you can take to assure this risk is as reduced as possible.

Reduce Consumption of Constipation-Friendly Food

Individuals with constipation can enjoy a diet as normal as anyone else, but it is also important to note what you eat. Be sure to not be negligent about the foods that go into your system. Some food groups do have a higher risk of increasing constipation symptoms. Develop healthier eating habits and research what bowel-friendly diet you can adopt. Some foods in this group include sugar, dairy products, gluten, and more.

Eat Healthy Fats

Healthy fats can refer to vegetable fat. These can be found in coconut and coconut oil, almond butter, olives and olive oil, peanut, avocados, nuts, and seeds.


A frequent cliché is including more fiber in your diet, but this is because it has proven to help with constipation symptoms. In addition, it is an important source of food to maintain a healthy bowel in general. Early humans consumed about 120 grams of fiber daily. Today, a 25 to 35 gram daily consumption routine would be considered healthy.

Also to note is that gastroenterologists recommend a high fiber diet for the following benefits: regulating bowel movements, maintaining bowel health, and prevention of colorectal cancer. You can fiber in food groups such as fruits, vegetables, whole-grain products, nuts, seeds, and beans.

For additional information about managing constipation, contact Beverly Hills Center for Digestive Health.

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