Constipation starts with what we eat, so thinking about our tummies when we shop and cook could mean the end of bathroom problems.
Highly processed foods like white bread and those full of solid fats and sugar like chips, pizza, cakes, and cheese don’t help the tummy to move things along because they don’t contain fibre.
Dietary fibre is the tough parts of grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables. It is such a big health hero that the medical industry recommends we eat 25 grams per day!
Fibre’s superpower is that it absorbs water as it passes through the intestines which help stools become larger, softer and easier to pass along. The other tummy helper is water which also helps to soften stools. Health authorities recommend around 8 glasses of water a day.
And, for those nightmare days when we need extra help to get things moving, tried and trusted Black Forest Herbal Tea is worth considering. It’s as simple as infusing a tasty teabag in a cup of boiling water and drinking it at night. Black Forest Herbal Tea normally produces bowel movements within 6 to 12 hours and is indicated for the relief of occasional constipation.