One of the ailments that cause a lot of distress is constipation. From adults to children all tend to suffer from irregular bowel movements and this can led to several other disorders. Pregnant women are most prone to constipation due to the increase in the amount of zinc in the body.
Though most people depend on over the counter laxatives to help them out; using these too often can lead to the body either creating a dependence on the medication or the laxatives not having an impact at all. The best way to ensure that you have regular bowel movements is to maintain a balanced diet and not make too many dietary changes.
Fiber rich foods are the answer to your distress. Eating fiber helps to regulate bowel movements and thereby elimination of waste from the body.
I spent the first few years of my life constipated; then I found remedies that came to me like a blessing in disguise. Starting the day with a glass of warm water with a dash of lemon juice and honey can help to initiate the bowel movements. Follow this with a high protein and high fiber breakfast.
Wheat bran is helpful; you can buy it in huge quantities and can add it to cookies, muffin and cakes as well as cereal and milk. Thus you will have a power packed breakfast that will not only keep you away from fast foods but also ensure that you are not constipated.
Beans and lentils are rich in refined starch. You have a variety of beans to choose from and a variety of preparations to opt for. This is a good way to ensure regular bowel movements and also watch your weight.
Raw bananas, baked potatoes and apples and cold pastas are a good way to treat symptoms of constipation. Eat bananas daily after each meal or eat it at breakfast in order to ensure your health. Drink a lot of water during the day; water helps to maintain your levels of hydration and also flushes out all the toxins from your body.