Unfortunately, constipation can have a serious negative effect on quality of life, as well as your physical and mental health
There are many natural ways to help relieve constipation. You can do these in the comfort of your own home and most of them are even supported by science.
1. Drink more water
2. Eat more fiber, especially soluble, non-fermentable fiber
- Insoluble fibers: Found in wheat bran, vegetables and whole grains. They add bulk to your stools and are thought to help them pass more quickly and easily through your digestive system.
- Soluble fibers: Found in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and peas, as well as some fruits and vegetables. They absorb water and form a gel-like paste, which softens your stools and improves the consistency.
3. Walking Or Exercise
4. Eat probiotic foods or take probiotic supplements
5. Try avoiding dairy foods
6. Milk and Ghee
Taking one or two teaspoons of ghee in a cup of hot milk at bedtime is an effective and gentle means of relieving constipation.
An effective answer to constipation lies in nature’s lap. Prunes are often called the natural constipation relief fruit as they contain good amount of sugar alcohol in them which act as an effective laxative and relieve an upset stomach.
8. Sesame seeds
Commonly referred to as ’til’ in hindi, sesame seeds are a powerful ingredient to have at home. Full of nutrients, sesame seeds contain essential oils which are actually good for your body. The oils in the seeds help loosen up the body and provide relief to your constipated troubles.