Natural Home Remedies for Constipation
Fortunately there are safer ways to get regular than to dose your body with chemicals. Many common foods act as natural laxatives and all that you have to do to make your body happy is to consume them on a regular basis.
You may be a little surprised at which foods are the best home remedies for that slow moving intestinal system of yours. Many of these natural treatments are common foods that are sitting in your kitchen cupboard or fridge just waiting to used. Let's take a peek at some of the best natural laxatives available for your personal use.
Experiencing a slowed down digestive system can mean that you are not eating appropriately. First in the line up of natural defences against constipation is fibre. It is a very important ingredient in any healthy diet plan and it can help to keep you regular. What many people do not realize though is that there are two distinct types of fibre: soluble and insoluble.
Eating soluble fibre on a regular basis will generally serve to keep you regular. Soluble fibre absorbs water causing it to expand and also to soften as it passes through the body. This makes it much easier to pass a stool. Insoluble fibre fills your intestine but is more difficult to digest.
Rhubarb is another food that acts as a natural laxative. The stalk of the rhubarb plant contains anthraquinones which are substances that act as a natural cleansing agent within the body. It is also rich in potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and calcium.
Another completely natural super laxative is flax seed. Flax seed is an important source of omega 3 fatty acids which the body requires to maintain healthy functioning. One half teaspoon of this seed per day will help to keep your good and bad fats in balance and will also help to keep your digestive system flowing smoothly. I would not recommend more than one teaspoon per day as flax truly is an amazing laxative.
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