How Your Diet Can Impact Your Constipation

How Your Diet Can Impact Your Constipation
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Almost everyone with constipation experiences some degree of stomach discomfort, bloating, and pain while sitting or lying down. As you might imagine, these are not fun sensations and can actually make you feel worse about yourself. This is often caused by a blockage in the digestive tract that only becomes apparent when a lot of food is digested. The underlying cause is not serious unless there is a blockage affecting the intestines. By eating a balanced diet—regardless of your age or health status—you can help keep your gut in good shape. Here are some tips that should help you.

Fibers

The question is, which type of fiber should you choose? Soluble fibers are absorbed quickly and directly into the bloodstream; insoluble fibers pass through your digestive tract and remain within cells, not reaching their destination. If you’re trying to prevent constipation but don’t want to compromise your diet or eliminate soft drinks from your diet, then insoluble fiber supplements may be best for you.

Regular eating

Lack of regularity in eating can make it harder for you to lose weight and keep it off. It also means that there’s less gas in the tank when you do manage to manage to push through that last remaining bit of chewing at lunch. Constipation can be a symptom of many things, so it’s worth looking into if you’re noticing any symptoms.

Hydrate

Water helps to move things through the digestive tract (and even makes things move faster). Not only do we need water to live, but we also need to drink enough to get the proper balance of minerals in our systems. Water helps flush toxins from our bodies and helps get things moving in the right direction. Now while you may think that this sounds like common sense, you would be surprised at how many people don’t take advantage of this fact in their daily lives. The result can be uncomfortable bowel movements, stomach discomfort, tiredness, and constipation.


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Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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