Many of natural constipation remedies

Many of natural constipation remedies

There are many over the counter laxatives which are made from natural fiber products, psyllium husks are one of the most common. If you are looking for that type of remedy, I recommend looking at the ingredients, as some also add artificial flavors and coloring agents. I would recommend that you use one with nothing artificial added.
Many of natural constipation remedies

other home remedies effective natural laxatives, and I prefer using this type of remedy first and looking to over the counter remedies only if the home remedies do not work.

One of my favorite constipation remedies is apples, r apple sauce. (I prefer fresh, raw apples, but apple sauce will do if fresh apples are unavailable.)

One of the key soluble fibers in apples is pectin. Pectin is contained in many fruits and is a key reason that fruits are healthful. There are many other factors, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, etc., but pectin has some special effects in the digestive system that I want to discuss here.

Pectin acts as a laxative stool softener, so it is very helpful in treating constipation. Pectin is also a key ingredient in many over the counter anti-diarrheal preparations. Intestinal bacteria convert the pectin into a soothing and protective coating for the intestinal lining, which is often irritated by the microorganisms which cause diarrhea.

In addition to the pectin, apples contain a natural fruit sugar sorbitol, which also has some natural laxative properties.

Apples have been used as natural remedies at least as far back as the Roman Empire, where they were used as a treatment for diarrhea. (Apples help both diarrhea and constipation, acting both as a laxative and anti-diarrheal.)

There are many foods with a high fiber content, which may be helpful with constipation problems, you can find a listing of the fiber content of many foods at Nutrition Data.

Remember if you have persistent problems with constipation, (or any other health problem), you should discuss the problem with your doctor.

The information presented here is not a substitute for qualified medical care. If
you have a medical problem, please check with an appropriate care provider.
I am not a doctor, and am not providing information with the intention to diagnose
or treat any medical conditions. Please discuss with your doctor any natural
or herbal products you are taking or planning to take.

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