Wednesday, 26 June 2013

5 Foods That Relieve Constipation

1. Prune Juice
Prune juice is rich in dietary fiber. Fiber is mass that helps pushes everything in your stomach and intestines forward when it moves through you and ultimately out of the body. Besides food fiber, the laxative power of prune juice is also attributed to sugar alcohol known as sorbitol.

2. Ripe Bananas
Bananas are a good source of soluble fiber known as pectin, which are useful in regulating movement through the intestines, thereby treating constipation.

3. Apples
Apples are a good source of both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber soothes the digestive tract, normalizes the intestinal contractions and regulates bowel function to prevent constipation and diarrhea. Insoluble fiber passes through the gastrointestinal tract quickly and helps pushes the food and waste out of your body.

4. Papayas
Papayas contain a compound called papain, which is a protein-digesting enzyme. It helps the body breaking down proteins into over 200 amino acids. Papaya enzyme also has antioxidant properties that promote digestion, as claimed by George Mateljan Foundation.

5. Cabbage
There is a waxy, indigestible substance in the head of cabbage called roughage. Roughage is another name for dietary fiber. Due to its presence, cabbage is a good food to relieve constipation.

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