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What foods contribute to constipation?

What foods contribute to constipation?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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What are the best foods for constipation?

What are the best foods for constipation?

Constipation : High fibre diet and drinking lots of fluids is the key to avoid constipation. Green leafy vegetables, fruits , beans , whole meal cereals and bread are rich source of fibre . Avoid processed foods . https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/constipation/Pages/eating-diet-nutrition.aspx ...Read more

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Which foods are the best for constipation?

Which foods are the best for constipation?

Fruits & veggies.: It is currently recommended that we have 5 servings of veggies adn 4 of fruit per day. Look for high fiber & hydrate well wtih water. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid when constipated

What foods should I avoid when constipated

A list of 7: http://www.everydayhealth.com/constipation-pictures/foods-to-avoid-for-constipation-relief.aspx#/slide-1 dairy, red meat, chips, frozen dinners, cookies, unripe bananas, fried foods. ...Read more

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What foods or drinks are good for constipation?

Constipation: The best way to combat constipation 'naturally' is to increase your fluid intake and fiber consumption. For most people, if you do this long-term, you will no longer have constipation issues. ...Read more

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What are some foods that help with constipation?

What are some foods that help with constipation?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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What foods should you eat if you are constipated?

What foods should you eat if you are constipated?

Fiber and water: Increasing intake of water and fiber in the diet with fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and whole grains will help relieve constipation. I should caution that of you have had a change in bowel habits, see your doctor for colon cancer screening. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help stop constipation?

Please suggest what foods help stop constipation?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have constipation ? Which food ?

What should I eat if I have constipation ? Which food ?

Tried more fiber?: Add fiber, but cure depends on problem (do you have soft or hard stool?), circumstances under which constipation developed (dehydration, low activity, food intolerances, stressful times, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, past surgeries/ trauma with adhesions, rectal dysfunction), severity (stool volume, dehydration, bleeding, night-time awakening, weight loss), duration (acute vs. Longstanding?). ...Read more

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