Choices. There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia).
Grapes and carrots. Grapes and carrots in particular can gently ease constipation. Get yourself into the habit of using fruits and veggies regularly- these are the natural ways to avoid constipation. And drink more water.