‘Really good studies’ suggest certain exotic fruit help constipation – Dr. Megan Rossi

Constipation is the inability to pass a stool and the syndrome leaves sufferers very uncomfortable. However, certain foods and behaviours can relieve constipation.

Dr. Megan discussed a number of other methods to help with constipation, detailing how she approaches constipation in her clinic.

She explained: “It’s never one size fits all, it’s about identifying the key strategies that work for individuals.

“The first strategy for some people literally as simple as drinking more water and eating more fibre.

“Then actually, for some people that, that doesn’t work. We then to go the onto the second strategies, and that’s including things like physical exercise.”

Eating foods high in fibre has long been linked to regulating the bowels and helping to prevent constipation.

High fibre foods

  • Prunes
  • Lentils
  • Oats
  • Beans
  • Apples (with the skin on)
  • Broccoli
  • Chia seeds
  • Orange
  • Almonds
  • Raspberries


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