what is the best natural laxative?
Do you suffer from constipation? Here are our natural tips to remedy it simply.
The constipation, especially when it drags on, can be very annoying and even more when you are traveling or on vacation. If there is a range of drugs (Dulcolax …) to relieve pain, it is still better to turn to more natural solutions. Here are the best and effective natural laxatives that can free you from constipation.
Constipation is a common ailment: 16% of adults say they suffer from chronic constipation, compared to 33.5% among people over 60, according to the figures of the French association for Continuing Medical Education in hepato-gastroenterology. We can feel embarrassed to talk about it, since this health glitch affects our privacy. The staff of PleineVie.fr will help you find the solution to your problem.
What is the fastest laxative?
First of all, if you are constipated, start the day with a large glass of water to which you have added the juice of a lemon and then drink it on an empty stomach. Prioritize fibers (fruits, vegetables) for your meals of the day and stay hydrated. It is recommended to drink plenty of water and fruit juices, especially pineapple juicewhich aids digestion.
Remember that many factors (stress, restless sleep, travel, medication, etc.) can lead to constipation. To lessen your stomach ache, consider massages, walking or even breathing exercises. Physical activity and movement help stimulate digestive work. food side, steam cooking and fresh foods are preferred.
Some natural laxatives are better known than others, like prunes. Rich in potassium, prunes have a diuretic effect and relieve stomach aches. Be careful, if you suffer from the syndrome of irritable bowel (SII): this fruit should be avoided! In juice or whole, Agen prunes are a very good natural laxative and a good alternative to medication.
What is the most effective laxative?
Doctors recommend going to the bathroom regularly and taking your time. Food level, they advise to diversify the natural laxatives. And there are many more than you think! Apricot, fig, apple in the form of compote, grapefruit are all natural laxatives. Eating them is a rich source of fiber and will make your constipation go away.
Constipation: the 3-day rule
There is one rule to follow, if you have taken a powerful laxative: wait 3 days. Indeed, it is the time it takes for the large intestine, which is divided into three parts, to empty and fill again. It is therefore good to wait 3 days before taking a laxative again. Warning: if you notice the presence of blood in your stools and if you suffer from unusual acute constipation, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Constipation: what diet to adopt?
In recent years, a new diet has been talked about. It’s about FODMAP-free diet (Fermentable by colonic bacteria Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols, in French: oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols fermentable by the intestinal flora) developed by Australian nutritionist Sue Shepherd.
FODMAPs are processed products and carbohydrates, so many foods that you have trouble digesting, and which cause pain and intestinal cramps. The principle of the FODMAP-free diet is to no longer consume products rich in FODMAPs (such as cow’s milk, apples, peaches, etc.) by favoring poor foods (lactose-free dairy products, meat, starchy vegetables, etc.), during a certain period.
“The diet consists of a first digestive sparing phase of a few weeks, where you temporarily remove indigestible foods to replace them with others that are much more so. Then, you reintroduce them little by little. A result without common measure with other diets or taking antispasmodics »explains Dr. Pierre Nys endocrinologist, nutritionist and in his book No more stomach ache (Leduc.s Editions).