8 Natural Remedies For Constipation | Health & Wellness | Healthy Grocery Girl

8 Natural Remedies For Constipation | Health & Wellness | Healthy Grocery Girl

hey friends welcome back to healthy grocery girl today I'm sharing with you natural remedies for constipation and these tips are great for anyone any time of the year but it's also particularly good if you are expecting or you're pregnant like me pregnancy produces a lot of changes and one of the changes is that our digestive system slows down due to a hormone known as progesterone and this helps our body have more time to absorb the nutrients from our food to support mom and baby in addition to this some women may experience constipation from the iron in their prenatal vitamin and if you're watching this video and you're not pregnant there's a variety of reasons that can contribute to constipation and hopefully these tips in today's video will help anyone who is struggling to go and number 2 so let's get started tip number one is to eat fiber the body needs a balance of soluble and insoluble fiber for quality and consistent bowel movements think of soluble fiber and that it soaks up water and it helps produce bowel bulk think of insoluble fiber as you're in and out movers this is roughage that helps move stool through your body and we need a balance of both insoluble and soluble fiber for quality and consistent bowel movements here are some food sources that contain insoluble fiber and here are some food sources that contain soluble fiber tip number two is to eat more plants and this is because plants are packed with fiber which we now know help us go to the bathroom and they also contain vitamins and minerals which help our body thrive and function optimally process foods without fiber dairy and artificial sweeteners are just a few examples of some foods that have been associated with digestive distress and also constipation everybody is different but if you struggle with constipation try eliminating or reducing some of these foods that may contribute to constipation and see how your body feels within a week tip number four is to exercise do what you can especially when you're pregnant but exercise improves blood circulation and it really gets things moving if you know what I mean tip number five is drink ginger tea I have some here right in front of me I drink ginger tea almost every single day and ginger is known to help improve blood circulation it's great if you're having any digestive or tummy distress and so I do recommend adding in a cup of ginger tea every day you could also add some fresh pieces of ginger into your morning smoothie or adding ginger into your recipes tip number six is to eat more lemons you may be surprised to know that lemons mimic the natural gastric acid juices in your stomach which can help stimulate peristalsis in the bowels which basically means it triggers you to go poop tip number seven is to eat some prunes you've probably heard of this tip before it is an age-old remedy and prunes may seem like an elderly treat but I really love them they're sweet the fibrous they're delicious a few prunes a day can really get you on your way to going number two last but not least tip number eight is to stay hydrated a common symptom of dehydration is constipation so make sure that you're aiming to consume at least eight cups of filtered water every day you can also drink herbal tea or consume water dense fruits and vegetables to help your body stay hydrated the last thing that I'll say is that these are all natural remedies you do want to be careful about taking supplements or anything that's going to force your body to go to the bathroom because your body may become dependent on those supplements and then it'll still make it difficult to go number two naturally on your own if you have any concerns about your health it's always best to consult with a registered dietician or your doctor well that's it for today's video I hope you found these tips helpful and if you're watching and you have a great natural remedy for constipation please share with us in the comments below thanks so much for watching thank you for subscribing to our channel if you enjoyed this video make sure to give it a big thumbs up and we will see you in the next video bye

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15 thoughts on “8 Natural Remedies For Constipation | Health & Wellness | Healthy Grocery Girl

  1. Thanks for this video, Megan. . .I have 5 kids so I'm definitely not going to get prego. Great tips. I work with patients that have chronic, clinical constipation and the only thing that works is healing the gut. I use a GI formula like GI Response and a medical grade probiotic (40 different strains, 150 CFU). Thanks again, Lindy Ford, RD, LDN

  2. I struggle with chronic constipation because of medication I have to take and I will definitely try eating more ginger, lemon and prunes!

  3. I like to steep some fresh ginger root in my hot lemon water in the morning. Not only does it help me feel better when I'm congested, it helps me stay regular when the need arises. P.S. I only do this when I'm feeling under the weather or I'm constipated. Though I do have hot lemon water every morning.

  4. Adding more water to my diet has definitely helped with constipation. Exercise and rebounding has also made me feel less sluggish. Need to add ginger to my diet on those days I have upset stomach aches.

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