Although each person’s routine is different, you pretty much know when you’re constipated. However, you might not know what’s causing the problem.
Green tea is considered a natural cure for constipation mainly because it promotes “friendly” bacteria in the intestines thereby encourages bowel regularity.
These friendly bacteria helps increase your resistance to infection, helps maintain bowel regularity, and promotes digestion. It has also been reported that regular consumption of green tea results in a reduced odor from the feces.
Constipation can also be caused by stress, dehydration, hemorrhoids, or anal fissures. A colon with weak muscle tone can also cause constipation.
If there aren’t any serious underlying causes, there is a natural constipation relief.
Make sure you drink plenty of water. Water adds soft bulk to stools. It’s also required by the cells of the colon to lubricate the stools’ passage.
You should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. If you’re physically active or if you drink coffee or soda that makes you urinate often, you should drink 12 glasses a day.
Dietary fiber absorbs water and makes stools fuller and easier to pass.
Good food sources include prunes, apples, kidney beans, and other legumes, and other oats.
Prune juice, of course, can help you with your problem.
Although it’s best to get your fiber from food sources, you can also take a supplement when your meals aren’t supplying enough.
If you can afford, eat organic foods. They are healthier choice because they are free from hormones, pesticides, and preservatives. These chemicals are toxic to our system which causes a “traffic” or delay to the normal flow.
In the long run, you would be saving money by buying organic items because you will be a lot healthier, thereby less prone to sickness.