Experienced constipation may not present serious medical concerns, but it can still be uncomfortable and annoying. Chronic constipation, however, can build up waste in the colon and abdomen area over time - and can even add pounds onto your scale!
Staying regular involves eating plenty of soluble fiber- and moisture-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, oats and nuts that contain plenty of soluble fiber; these help keep stool soft for easier passing. Furthermore, adults need 64 ounces per day of fluids (water is ideal), though more may be beneficial. Finally, avoid caffeinated drinks as these may impede digestion and lead to an upset tummy.
As well as your diet, there are other ways you can increase the frequency and regularity of your bowel movements. Exercise can strengthen muscles while helping regularity; also avoid skipping meals - particularly breakfast - since those who miss meals tend to experience constipation more easily as their bodies don't get an opportunity to establish an efficient poop schedule.
Simply ensure you eat a light dinner at night, not too close to bedtime. A heavy dinner can clog your intestines with residue that will be difficult to flush away in the morning. Also aim for two fistfuls of fresh produce each day!
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