Try These 4 Foods to Relieve Constipation

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The term constipation can be simply construed to as excretion that is accompanied with extreme difficulty and painful sensations in the bowels/anus, but that is just for an average constipation, severe constipation cases have been reported to go as far as preventing a person from passing-out stool or gas at all – Obstipation.

So, the essence of this article today is to bring to light some of the foods that have been listed to remedy this condition and to prevent you from suffering from constipation or Obstipation.

1. Aloe

Most People are conversant with the crème and rub but not the plant itself. Aloe vera (the full scientific name), a plant that grows around the tropical regions of the world, has been noted over the years for its amazing agricultural and medicinal values. Apart from being good for repairing hair damage, this plant has also proven to relieve constipation by virtue of ‘gut-flushing Senna and cascara. So, the next time you experience symptoms of constipation, just add the aloe vera plant to your salad or smoothie.

2. Artichokes

Artichokes was reported in a research from the World Journal of Gastroenterology to contain insoluble fiber. It has been explained that the enzymes in the human body do not completely break down fiber, so Dr. Arthur Beyder in Rochester, Minnesota (USA) has been reported to have explained that a cooked artichoke contains up to about 10 grams of fiber which will produce a “more consistent elimination” in the digestive tract, thereby easing constipation.

3. Try beans

Beans are generally known for their rich deposit of fiber, be it kidney beans, lima beans, pinto beans, or soy beans. So, consuming an appropriate amount of well-cooked beans will greatly help in minimizing your risk of developing constipation, because Dr. Elaine Ferguson of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine once explained that constipation is usually triggered by a “lack of adequate fiber in the diet…”

4. Eat dark chocolate

While some are aware of the immense benefits of dark chocolate, others have simply reduced it to something we eat for recreation, but the essence of dark chocolate goes way beyond that. Recent studies have concretely unveiled that the high deposit of magnesium in dark chocolate will significantly aid in relaxing the ‘digestive tract and throughout the body’. However, it is recommended to pick organic dark chocolate as they contain 70% of cocoa.

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