Constipation occurs as a result of either dehydration or lack in fiber-rich foods or when your intestines are messed up. Constipation might lead to diseases like hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome and many others. Foods to eliminate constipation are:
1-Castor Oil: A component of castor oil helps your intestines to contract. A tablespoon of castor oil at night is going to eliminate your constipation by morning.
2-Sesame seeds: Constipation is basically dry stool which is difficult to pass out. In this case, the sesame seeds having oily composition would provide moisture to your intestines. These can be sprinkled upon like seasonings or garnishing.
3-Fiber: This is one of the most important ingredients to help prevent constipation. Fibers basically add bulk to your stool, helping intestines to grab and move it along to eventually pass it out.
Oatmeal, almonds, barley, fresh and dried fruits and lentils have a good amount of fiber. Its daily intake will keep you away from constipation. I personally have fresh papaya daily when I am having constipation.
4-Molasses: Blackstrap Molasses has abundant nutrients and vitamins and especially magnesium which plays an important role to combat constipation. A tablespoon of it at night will provide you relief by morning.
5-Ginger tea: Ginger or peppermint tea, both are beneficial. It is Menthol basically which is responsible for relaxing the muscles of intestines. Such warm herbs help in improving the movement of the gut by generating heat. Dandelion tea also helps as a natural laxative.
6-Lime water: Lemon water is sort of detox water. It is said so because of the benefits of lemon which aids in digestion and helps to flush toxins from the body.
Drinking lukewarm water with lemon or lemon tea first thing in the morning will help you the whole day. This refreshing water not only helps in relieving constipation but improves digestion and makes you stay hydrated.
7-Fats: Some sorts of fats are beneficial for your body. Fats in avocados, nuts and olive oil provides a slippery environment for the stool to pass through easily.
Nut butter on bread or olive oil as a salad dressing would provide you a number of hidden benefits together with help in constipation. These are good fats so you don’t need to worry about your weight too.
8-Coffee: Coffee works as a laxative as well as a diuretic. It stimulates your gut to improve its movement and empty your intestines. But it also drains water which is why you need to stay hydrated otherwise it will worsen your constipation.
9-Figs and prunes: Figs and prunes are high in fibers and essential substances to kick off your constipation and bring you back on track. It helps in intestinal contractions which move the stool.
10-Exercise: Brisk walk every day is not only going to help you with constipation but will benefit all your systems and keep you away from a hundred diseases.
11-Raisins: Raisins are again high in a fiber having a laxative effect. Eating fruits like cherries and apricots together with yogurt which is full of Probiotics and topping it with raisins would eliminate your constipation and help you in a million ways.