Five Useful Breakfast Tips We Should Know To Fight Constipation!
Constipation is the uncomfortable enemy that we all confront from time to time. Going to the bathroom is like a hell. We feel lazy and with little energy.
Occasional constipation is something that is very common “state”. We associate it with a stationary lifestyle, some dietary habits and even some medications.
But when the problem is chronic, it becomes more serious. It affects a lot of the female population.
In fact, studies show that factors like hormonal changes, female anatomy, and stress have large effect when this happens.
The most important thing if we want to avoid this problem is to follow daily habits that promote good intestinal movement.
But, when constipation goes on for more than 2 – 3 weeks, you must consult a professional.
Here are some small tips to keep in mind during breakfast.
At the start of the day, our bodies are in fact much more receptive to some foods. There are little tricks that can help speed up their digestion.
Lemon and Olive oil for constipation
The first tip is very simple and inexpensive: a spoonful of lemon juice and olive oil before every breakfast.
What makes this remedy so important is that it acts as a powerful detoxifier capable of flushing out all toxins that accumulate in our bodies.
Olive oil has consistency and an ideal texture to stimulate digestion. That’s very important for the colon.
Olive oil is also a type of monounsaturated fat. In combination with lemon, it actually acts like a good laxative. It cleans intestinal walls and at the same time it promotes the correct absorption of nutrients.
Ingredients and use:
- Take ½ teaspoon (between 5 – 7 g) of high quality virgin olive oil with ½ teaspoon (5 ml) of lemon juice every morning.
- Take before breakfast and wait half an hour to eat.
- Do not exceed this dosage, and do not take more than a teaspoon per day.
Oatmeal or whole wheat bread
Fiber is the key to fight constipation. Therefore we have to choose the highest quality of cereals.
Please note that a lot of cereals in supermarkets have too much sugar. The real fiber content could be insignificant. So pay attention and read the labels with attention before choosing.
The most natural ones are the best. Rye bread or oatmeal are great ways to avoid constipation.
Aloe Vera to fight constipation
If you’ve never tried this remedy before, don’t waste time.
Constipation is a “state” when our fecal matter stays longer period of time in the large intestine. If many days go by without going to the bathroom, you’ll get nausea, abdominal pains, gases etc.
Something as simple as drinking a natural Aloe-Vera-based drink can actually work real magic. Take note and see how to prepare this healthy beverage.
- 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel (15 g)
- Juice of 2 oranges
- First squeeze the juice from the oranges. Then add one teaspoon of Aloe Vera and let it for a while to dissolve well.
- If you like, instead of oranges you can put pear or lemon juice, or lukewarm water.
- If you have kidney problems, have diabetes, are pregnant or have thyroid problems, you shouldn’t take Aloe Vera.
Kefir, a probiotic and digestive drink for people who are lactose intolerant
Kefir is great food that is simply worth including in the breakfasts. It is easily digested, and most importantly, if you are lactose intolerant it won’t make you feel “sick” or bad.
Its bacteria and yeast form an enzyme called lactase, which absorbs lactose. As if that weren’t enough, kefir is high in protein.
If we combine a little kefir with fresh fruit, we’ll have a very good breakfast that will prevent constipation.
The best fruits to fight constipation
Fresh, whole fruits are always the best ally when trying to avoid constipation. Nothing is better than simple salads with various types of fruit to best take advantage of their fiber.
In this list, you have some of the best fruit for improving intestinal movement:
- Grapes (with skin and seeds)
Respect these simple tips and you won’t have problem. Also, remember to drink lots of water during the day and make sure you include fiber in your meals throughout the day.
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