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Water and constipation

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Since many constipation sufferers are dehydrated, a major way of preventing this uncomfortable disorder is to drink an extra two to four glasses of water per day. That is on top of the recommended 8-10. Along with that, alcoholic and caffeinated beverages should be avoided. However, water may not be able to do it totally alone. Fluids will not promote normal bowel function on their own, as the small intestine can also absorb of this fluid. It is best to combine a high fluid intake with a high dietary fiber, otherwise, people will just urinate more.

Constipation could also be caused by other disorders, which also stem from dehydration, such as uremia, a kidney disorder. Chronic constipation can also lead to more severe gastro-intestinal disorders if left untreated, such as colorectal cancer, as noted above.

Natural remedies to ease constipation

  1. Apples – They are high in fiber and full of vitamins. As the apple fiber travels through your G.I tract, it combines with water to form larger, softer stools that pass easily through your bowels. Pears have the same effect, in case you prefer their taste.
  2. Grapes – A very powerful and proven constipation treatment. They contain cellulose, sugar, and organic acid which make them a natural laxative.
  3. Lemon – Squeeze lemon juice in a glass of warm water and drink first thing in the morning to stimulate bowel movements.
  4. Spinach – Raw spinach cleans, reconstructs and regenerates your intestinal tract. Spinach is the most important food for the digestive tract.

The importance of fiber cannot be stressed enough when suffering from constipation. Fibers are divided into water soluble and insoluble fibers. Both these types help in digestion, with soluble fibers slowing down digestion to aid the absorption of nutrients from food and insoluble fiber providing bulk to waste products, helping it move quickly and easily through the colon.
Staying hydrated and eating healthily are the two key factors in boosting your digestive system. Your digestive system is the best way to eliminate toxins from our body. Start by making the changes today to drink more water, eat more fiber, and improve your life!

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