Are you aware that in the United States alone, there are over three million people suffering from constipation each year, and that over two million people suffer from IBS or irritable bowel syndrome? What most people do not know is that constipation might just actually be the result of not drinking enough water and of a poor and unhealthy diet. You need to learn more about educate yourself about the herbal remedies and foods that can provide relief if you’re one among the millions of people suffering from constipation.
A diet that is healthy means avoiding or limiting the intake of foods filled too much fat, sugar, and dairy products and increasing the intake of foods high in fiber such as vegetables, and fruits as well as whole grains such as psyllium, wheat, barley, bran, or quinoa which are all bulk forming products that can assist in cleansing the colon. Eating high quality fiber is important and this implies you may need to start reading the package for whole grain, instead of whole wheat. Constipation can be treated by simply eating right.
25 grams of fiber are the minimum daily requirements of adults, so you need to pay attention to any food that you buy that is in a box, can, or bottle. Make it a point to read the nutritional data, so you’ll know how much fiber content you are eating.
Vegetables and fruits rich in fiber that people suffering IBS and constipation need to eat include strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, broccoli, green beans, and turnip greens. It’s also important to eat lots of nuts such as walnuts, almonds, and peanuts and grains such as whole wheat, barley, and rye. These high fiber foods not only help lower cholesterol, but can accelerate the formation of fecal matter, which is a crucial part of the elimination process which enables you to pass stool with ease which thus cures constipation.
Various Chinese herbal formulas can be used to cure all types of diseases and can even help prevent the rise of disease. For thousands of years, Chinese medicine has amassed a wealth of knowledge regarding several herbs that can help treat constipation. Experience has shown that there are herbs that benefit the various microsystems and other parts of the body. This vast information also includes the adverse effects that might be related to the use of some of these herbs.
Look for natural herbs that are safe and have no cascara or senna in them when considering herbal treatment for your constipation. Herbal formulas are quite potent ways of boosting your digestive system, which can help you relax and live a life with experiencing the discomfort and pain of constipation.
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