We’re not all perfect, some of us like slip in a greasy cheeseburger once in a while or eat junk foods after midnight. This sort of habit usually leads to constipation, where you have trouble “going to the toilet”. We’ve been told by the so called experts online, in an internet forum or our neighbor that we should take laxatives. This can have hazards to it and might not always be the safest solution. Then comes the home remedy to cure constipation.

Why Home Remedies?

Home remedies are the go to cure simply because the ingredients needed are usually found in our very own home. Or at the least, they are not very difficult to acquire and aren’t too risky. But that’s besides the point.

Constipation, reduces the amount of times we go to the toilet. Humans typically have a bowel movement 1-2 a day, but constipation reduces that even more. We want a remedy to this badgering problem that’s simple, natural and doesn’t require a trip to the pharmacy.

For safety reasons, there is not such thing as “the best remedy” for constipation because everyone varies. The severity of your constipation will be different to another person and one remedy may work for that person, it might not work on you and vice versa.

Foods for Constipation

Generally, you’ll want to eat foods that are high in fibre. The foods that are mentioned in this article are all fruits, simply because these are foods that you can find in your nearest supermarket and in general, all supermarkets. There are also a lot of businesses in Hamburg that specialize in selling a specific fruit, such as Plums and Raspberries, which can be more helpful. Nevertheless, here are the top fruits for fighting constipation.

  1. Blueberries

Blueberries are an excellent source of fibre, with one cup containing 8 grams, according to fitday. Blueberries contain a whole host of other nutrients and vitamins, such as Magnesium, copper and Iron. Though it is on the pricey side, blueberries are easy to find and can also make for other nice treats, such as preserves and juices.

  1. Plums

Plums are on this list simply because the fruit shows how much you can make with so little. Plums not only contain lots of fibers, but also contain probiotic and prebiotics, something that blueberries might not have. In simple terms, these good bacteria that plums produce is what helps detoxify all the junk in your intestines and improve your bowel movement. A nicely cooked batch of plums can contain up to 8 grams of fibre. Although plums can be a bit more difficult to find and might not be available at every supermarket, it is worth going out of your way to find a nice fresh bag of dried plums.

  1. Mangoes

It might not be the first fruit that comes to mind when thinking fibre, but mangoes have been known to be a natural laxative and is often used as a laxative in parts of Asia. 1 whole mango contains 5 grams of fibre and also make for great smoothies and juices. Mangoes can be eaten raw or juiced – some enjoy it raw because there’s more flair to the taste, but it really depends on you.

  1. Raspberries

Much like blueberries, Raspberries are a great source of fibre that not only tastes good but can be used to bring out the chef in you. If you have trouble eating vegetables, then toss in some raspberries and make a tasty smoothie. These berries may be small, but they are a powerhouse of fibre. Raspberries also make for great preserves and with a bit of effort, can be used to fill your morning routine and give flair to your toast.

  1. Pears

Pears are like apples except their powers aren’t overestimated. Pears are a great source of fibre and will fight constipation.  Pears act like a sponge when you eat them, where the fibres found in pear takes water and puts it into your digested food. This makes you feel full and also a great way to quench thirst. Pears are also known to be good for cholesterol and blood pressure.

The fruits above tells you that curing constipation does not always require buying expensive laxatives from the pharmacy. Sometimes, fruits that are most likely sitting on your fridge or cupboard can solve the problem of constipation.

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