Nobody likes being constipated, it's very unpleasant and painful.
Several factors can cause constipation and depending on the origin of the problem, there are simple and natural solutions to treat it.
Fibers. Fibers are an important key to intestinal regularity. Your intestines need fiber: eat your 5 fruits and vegetables each day, replace white bread with whole bread, choose cereals known for their fiber and nutritional intake, and you will see a difference in the frequency and the texture of your feces.
Water. To make mud, you need water. It's the same thing in your intestines. They absolutely need liquid to dilute the waste mass. The more water you drink, the more likely your stools will have normal texture.
Training. The lack of physical training has a direct impact on the functioning of the intestine which weakens at rest. Many regular athletes have a constipation problem when they live an unusual period of rest. The resumption of training should solve the problem. And if you are inactive and constipated, this is a good reason to start!
Stress. The whole digestive system feels when you are stressed. Meditation is a good way to calm down, relaxing with breathing techniques, and isolating yourself from stress sources as often as possible. Your intestines and your whole body will thank you!
Travel. We knew it: Travel disturb the intestines due to changes of eating habits. Sometimes it is the opposite problem - the famous traveler's diarrhea - but if it is constipation that disturbs you on a trip, eat more fibers to help your intestines to recover from the shock.
Schedule. Do not go to the bathroom as soon as you want is a frequent cause of constipation. The body sent you a signal, you ignored it. The intestines like regularity and hate to be ignored! So, try to recognize the hours of your desires (waking up, after breakfast, after dinner, etc.) and try to free yourself the time needed.
You want to boost your intestines? Take 1 teaspoon of olive oil on an empty stomach every morning. Castor oil is also effective, like flaxseeds (1 tablespoon, 2 to 3 times a day, with a glass of water) and ground bran (1-3 tablespoons with food, once a day).
If constipation lasts more than 3 days, consult your doctor.
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