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Last Updated : Feb 22,2018
Constipation is a condition of the bowels in which evacuation is difficult and infrequent.
| ||5 reasons for Constipation |
|1. ||Insufficient fibre in the diet |
|2. ||Weakness of abdominal muscles due to lack of physical activity |
|3. ||Improper chewing of food |
|4. ||Over consumption of processed foods, alcohol or caffeineated beverages |
|5. ||Emotional stress |
5 Remedies for Constipation
Fibre, fibre, fibre is the magic remedy to this common malady…
1. Dates (khajur): Have 4 to 5 dates every day early in the morning.
2. Fibre rich fruits: The high fibre content in these fruits adds bulk to our diet thus
regulating bowel movements and preventing constipation. Have at least 1 to 2 fibre rich fruits like orange, sweet lime, pineapple, grapes, guava etc. at bedtime to overcome constipation. You can also try the recipe of an unstrained juice like Papaya Pineapple and Banana Drink
3. Papaya: Papaya is another effective laxative. Have a cup of chopped papaya with breakfast every day to stimulate bowel movements. Find out How Papaya Relieves Constipation
4. Lemon water: Half a lime squeezed in a glass of hot water with ½ tsp of salt is a very effective remedy for constipation. Have it early in the morning even before your mandatory cuppa tea or coffee to regularize the bowel movements.
5. Fennel seeds (saunf): Fennel seeds are well known for their digestive properties. A decoction made by boiling fennel seeds in water is a great laxative. Find out Fennel Tea To Relieve Constipation
7 Foods to be Avoided for Constipation
| ||7 Foods to be Avoided for Constipation |
|1. ||Tea and coffee |
|2. ||Aerated drinks and alcohol |
|3. ||Refined foods like refined flour, pasta, sugar and polished rice |
|4. ||Deep-fried foods |
|5. ||Pickles, canned and preserved foods |
|6. ||Confectionery and mithai |
|7. ||Fast foods like pizzas, burgers etc. |
Tips to Avoid and Overcome Constipation
Listed below are a few simple tips that are sure to ease your discomfort.
1. Eat a High Fiber Breakfast as fibre stimulates bowel movements.
2. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 6 to 8 glasses every day) as this softens the stools making them easier to pass.
3. Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables (with their skin on), whole grains such as Whole Wheat, Oats, Barley to the stools and help in bowel movements. One flavourful way of adding these fruits and veggies to our diet is Carrot Lettuce and Date Salad .
4. Add High Fiber foods like wheat bran or rice bran in your daily meals. An easy way to incorporate fibre in your diet is to add 1 to 2 tbsp of bran to wheat flour while kneading the chapati dough.
5 .Encourage daily exercise such as walking as this helps in bowel movements.
6. Maintain a regular morning routine which allows time for bowels to move prior to starting your day.
Fennel Tea To Relieve Constipation by Tarla Dalal
Fennel tea is worth drinking simply for its awesome aroma and soothing flavour, but then it has its share of amazing benefits too!
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