Health Tips 4 foods that work perfectly as natural laxatives for constipation

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If you experience caustipation often/you think your bowel movement isn't normal and you need a quick fix, try these natural ways...

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Laxatives (purgatives) help increase bowel movement as well as loosen stool.

They are substances that work to loosen stools and  prevent constipation; they are usually recommended for preventing/treating constipation which is a common digestive problem for some people.

Constipation causes hard stools which can be very difficult to pass as well as less than three bowel movements per week, causing discomfort.

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There are several over the counter laxatives as well as natural. If you want natural remedies/laxatives (they contain water and fibre in required quantity) for constipation, try these foods below:

Natural laxatives are food products that contain good amounts of water and fiber. In addition to trying these natural remedies, drink plenty of water throughout the day.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel has powerful laxative properties which aids digestion and improves bowel movements.

-Add 2 tablespoons of aloe Vera gel into a cup of water (or fruit juice) and blend together

-Drink this mix on an empty stomach every morning till you get the desired bowel movement.

2. Apples

Apples are rich in digestive fiber that helps soften stools. It's great for stimulating bowel movements.

-Eat an apple or two daily to keep your digestive system in top shape.

-You can also drink fresh apple juice daily

3. Pawpaw

Pawpaw works great for the digestive system.

-Eat pawpaw as much as you can or its juice daily.

4. Castor Oil

Castor oil lubricates the bowels without absorbing any moisture from the small intestinal walls. It should however be used with supervision/in mderation as too much of it can damage bowel tissues and muscles.

-Mix a teaspoon of castor oil (cold pressed) in a cup of orange juice.

-Take the mix on an empty stomach.

If you are menstruating, pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use Castor oil. Also consult your doctor before using Castor oil.

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