What are constipation foods to avoid?

How to eat if you have constipation, healthy food for constipation, constipation drinks, and what foods cause constipation – all these questions are very popular nowadays.

So, let’s answer to these interesting questions!

How to eat if you have constipation

Probably many have heard that constipation is called a "disease of civilization", while in general talking about them is not accepted. Indeed, such a nasty problem, as constipation, is caused by our way of life: the restricted movement, irregular and unbalanced nutrition, refined foods, stresses, our occupation and fatigue.

The subject of constipation and many other health problems is more for women than men. Because women often suffer from metabolic disorders, because they follow different diets, and also they are engaged in "sedentary" work. If the intestine is not emptied at least once a day – it is a characteristic of constipation, although constipation can occur when the stool is regular, but insufficient.

The best way is to prevent constipation, but if constipation has already occurred, it must be fought. The enemas and laxatives are the drastic measures, and the most effective and safe remedy is a proper nutrition and balanced diet for constipation.

The next question is what food will be healthy for you, if you have a constipation? 

Among the products from constipation, which will help the bowels function to be normal, the central place is occupied by fruits and raw vegetables, and dried fruits – apricots, prunes, figs, and fruit compote; fruit and vegetable juices they must be of course, fresh; pureed beets and carrots.

Also consume kefir and yogurt, whole meal bread and bread with bran should be preferred to the milk and soft biscuits; often consume porridge – buckwheat, oats, barley, and necessarily prepare it on the water, rather than milk, adding the vegetable oil.

Fatty salt fish is also a food for constipation, however, salt in large quantities is bad, especially when the person has overweight, so you should drink enough fluids during the day. Fresh butter and sour cream also will improve your situation, but it must not be overused.

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Begin to fight the constipation active: in the morning, 15 minutes before breakfast, drink a glass of warm water, squeeze a lemon in there. You can just drink warm water, and for breakfast you can have fruit or vegetable salad. Grate carrot, beet, apple, cabbage, add the chopped herbs and vegetable oil – the salad is ready. You should prepare your salads with cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkins and peppers. Raw pumpkin seeds will add to your diet.

Don’t prepare cereals for a long time – it will be enough10-15 minutes, and don’t salt it. If you add olive oil to this mess, or fresh vegetables and fruits, you will get natural softener for your intestine. To the buckwheat porridge will fit the leek, and for millet porridge will be good a teaspoon of cinnamon.

You can also prepare rice porridge, but you should use the brown rice, and add to it the walnuts or soaked blond raisins.

Cabbage is an important product from constipation. It is best to eat it raw, but if the bowel does not carry the crude fiber, you should stew, boil, steam cabbage; also you can use it as a basis for casseroles. Broccoli and legumes, as well as most vegetables and fruits contain plenty of fiber, and fiber is the main component of all diets against constipation

At least once a day, eat the soup, better with vegetable broth, and a few times a weak drink low-fat kefir or yogurt. If constipation is persistent, you should drink a glass of kefir at night – during the hour, adding a spoon of olive oil.

Drinks from constipation

You should drink fluids as much as possible, but don’t consume lemonade or other drinks with refined sugar. Drink freshly prepared juice, replacing sugar with honey, green tea and organic coffee – freshly ground and freshly brewed, but not soluble, or just clean water – these drinks will perfectly stimulate the bowels function.

It will be better if you find the time to prepare special drinks from constipation. The chamomile’s decoction will help you to get rid of gas and bloating. You need to brew 1 tablespoon of chamomile flowers with a cup of boiling water, then leave it for half an hour and drink before meals for 0.5 cups.

Drink also the tincture of red ash, it will also help the intestines "not to be lazy"; also you can just drink warm water with a teaspoon of honey at night, and it will also help you to sleep better.

A bit unusual drink is salted green tea with milk, but it works perfectly.

You need to brew a fresh tea, and then add a little warm boiled milk and a pinch of salt, mix it and drink on an empty stomach.

What products cause constipation?

The white bread and buns, biscuits, rice, hard-boiled eggs and canned meat are products which you shouldn’t eat if you have the tendency to constipation. Exclude strong meat and fish broths from the diet, also don’t consume semolina, pasta, and mashed potatoes, cocoa, chocolate, red wine and strong tea. These products contain substances that can paralyze the muscles of the intestines and delay its timely emptying. The kizil, blueberries, bananas, pears, pomegranates, cranberries they are fruits and berries, which you should refuse consuming.

The binding function can provide some medications, for example, psychotropic drugs, drugs with Fe or antacids, prescribed by doctors for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. So if you have a tendency to constipation, notify your doctor.

Nowadays the advertisement is actively offers a variety of tools from constipation that are sold in pharmacies. Maybe sometimes they can be used, however, don’t take them consistently, as recommended in the commercials. If the intestine will have no need to do its own work, it will simply stop doing it, and then you will use stronger laxatives and enemas.

Most diets, which are recommended for constipation, are based on simple and effective principles of healthy nutrition. Judge for yourself: it is offered to:

1) eat little and often, approximate 6 times a day;

2) include fresh vegetables and fruits in the diet;

3) refuse eating fried and eat cooked and baked foods every day

4) consume milk products;

5) limit refined foods with high content of carbohydrates, salt, and refuse consuming meat. The alcohol consumption should be kept to a minimum, and it is better to exclude it at all – it will bring only benefits.

If you will try to follow these principles, or at least not to consume foods that cause constipation, then you will have no need to follow a strict medical diet and drink laxative teas. Do not forget to chew the food well, move more and the "disease of civilization" will recede.

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