The world has many people who suffer from constipation. They have difficult, sometimes painful bowel movements with usually hard stools, with several days in between. Not pleasant. The common advice is to consume more fiber (vegetables, fruit, whole grains), drink more (preferably water or tea), and exercise more.
People who go to the doctor for constipation are usually prescribed laxatives, but several fiber supplements are also available over-the-counter.
However, there is a natural remedy that is now widely available: prunes. Prunes contain fiber and sorbitol, and this helps to soften stools. Not only do fresh plums help, by the way, dried plums are also a good aid.
Do you not only suffer from constipation but also from a painful stomach and bloating? Then be careful with eating prunes, because your complaints may get worse. It is wiser to get good advice from a dietician.
Do you want to eat more fiber? Nutritionist offers these five tips:
- Replace white bread, white pasta, and rice with a whole wheat version
- Eat at least 250 grams of vegetables per day
- Eat 200 grams of fruit per day
- Choose more common legumes
- Eat a daily handful of nuts