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Fruits that aid Constipation
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Fruits offer many health benefits, including providing vitamins and nutrients, but this list have added benefits for sluggish bowels. Can you guess what these fruits pack a punch with? Did you answer fiber? Thought so!
These fruits are packed full of fiber. Letís take dried figs. 5 figs will supply 237 calories, with 8.5 grams of fiber for every 100 of those calories. One cup of raspberries, at 60 calories will help get things moving with 8 grams of fiber.
Most of us have already been told how fiber is so good for us. Itís great to know that you donít have to down bowl after bowl of bran to get rid of constipation. In fact, if you arenít used to a lot of fiber in the diet, it can make you feel bloated, gassy and more uncomfortable than being constipated did in the first place.
More Fruits to the Rescue
Donít worry if the fiber-rich fruits on the top ten lists donít appeal to you. Most fruits are naturals at gently relieving constipation. Hereís a list of other fruits you might want to add to your diet:
The combination of fiber (which is usually provided by the skin, so donít peel that apple!) and sugars that are harder for the body to digest, makes fruits a good bet for clearing bouts of constipation. Since the body canít break down the sugar, it pushes it out. You might say that fruit are natureís laxative. They also act as toners to the stomach and intestines.
Other Transit Tips
Need some other suggestions to get traffic flowing again? First of all, if youíve suffered from constipation for a while and it doesnít seem to be getting better, it may be something more than just a nuisance. Itís wise to have it checked out by your physician. Here are some other tips for relieving constipation:
Youíll find that making a conscious effort to add fruits to your diet will make a lasting difference in helping you avoid constipation.
About the Author: The Colon Cleansing & Constipation Resource Center is sponsored by Global Healing Center, Inc. The Resource Center's Web site features information on constipation, articles on colon cleansing, and research on the latest treatments. For more information, please visit The Colon Cleansing & Constipation Resource Center.