Sometimes we feel a
little clogged up. In case that wasn’t clear enough, I’m referring to constipation. Google the digestive disorder, you’d find out that it’s a common problem among people of all age groups. And it’s frustrating. An understatement clearly. It affects your everyday life. Some get embarrassed talking about it. Then again, we’re all human; it’s part of the biology process. So why be shamefaced by it? I know I’m not. Long time sufferers of constipation might find themselves looking for alternatives like what are the medications available to treat this disorder, what is the recommended diet for a smooth bowel movement, whether they should avoid certain food or beverages and among many others. Do you know which food will not help constipation? Believe it or not, it’s white rice. According to funtrivia, white rice is the cellulose that usually carries the fibre,
… so while brown rice contains some (not as much as bran though) white rice is binding and will have the opposite effect. Plums and most fruit will help, except bananas which are a treatment for mild diarrhoea. Plums are best taken as stewed prunes, and stewing other fruit such as figs and apricots is also a good idea to help.
There are several quality assured medication for constipation. Common ones include laxatives (stool softeners, osmotics etc…) and chloride channel activators. Wondering which laxative works best for constipation? The UK National Health Service found out that (oddly enough) all have the same effect. Ultimately, the effectiveness of the different types of laxatives work based on each individual’s medical conditions. The wrong dosage or worse the wrong medication will bring adverse effects to one’s health. Which is why self-conscious peeps -like me- are more attracted to home remedies for constipation. Personally, the banana is by far the best at tackling the digestive disorder. Only issue to take note, for people who have a history of migraine attacks, is that the yellow fruit is known to be a painful headache trigger. If this happens, migraine and constipation sufferers might want to click on the link above to find out more about other home remedies.
On the whole, as long as you have a sensible diet- a super boost of vitamin C for instance- and a healthy lifestyle, the gastrointestinal problem should be less painful. For instance, swapped fruits for snacks! Get rid of your potato chips. It will be worth it in the long run.
To prevent constipation, one needs to have a high-fiber diet which includes fruits, vegetables and whole-grain cereals. And of course, drink plenty of water. Water= healthy digestive system + happy skin
A bonus plus!
Most people are probably sick of hearing this advice over and over again. But believe me, it matters! Who knows, you’d be surprised with the outcome.
The things I would do to have a flawless complexion like this…
What’s more, you definitely don’t want to experience this again: