Posted by M. Denney on 26th Aug 2016

Digestive IssuesPeople who suffer from digestive problems often face symptoms of constipation. Hard and dry stools, lack of bowel movement, headache, bloating of stomach, pain in the stomach, uneasiness are the common symptoms of constipation. Constipation can lead to other health issues such as hemorrhoids.

The most common reasons for constipation are a lack of water consumption, inactivity and a low fiber diet. Drinking plenty of water ever day at different intervals can help prevent constipation. 

Add plenty of fluids in the form of juice, eat vegetables, fruits, green leafy vegetables. These food products are rich in fiber content and can help loosen up your hard stools. Fiber reduces indigestion problems and creates bowel movement. If the colon absorbs a lot of water, or if the colon's muscle contractions are slow or sluggish, then it results in hardened stool. This can be treated with natural products or supplementary diet products such as Complete Colon Care or probiotics. Look for the live bacterial cultures Bifidobacterium or Lactobacillis in the fermented food products you consume.

Supplements can help make sure you are getting a daily dosage of probiotics into your system. Live active cultures are beneficial in the treatment of digestive problems. Avoid higher consumption of foods like cheese, eggs and meats. Insoluble fibers absorb water in the process of digestion to aid the bulking of feces, regulate bowel movements and thus stimulate intestinal functioning for proper stool excretion. 

Nutrition for Digestive Health

  • Drink plenty of fluids - at least 8 glasses (preferably of water) a day.
  • Eat at least 40 grams of fiber a day. A high-fiber cereal (more than 8 grams of fiber per serving) plus generous amounts of vegetables, fruits and legumes is especially important for avoiding constipation.

Natural supplements formulated to help with constipation:

Complete Colon Care - Formulated to help cleanse the entire digestive tract, promote healthy kidney and liver function, and provide an excellent natural source of bulking fiber.

Triphala - This Ayurvedic remedy for regulating the bowels is a combination of three fruits that tone the muscles in the large intestine. It should be used on a regular basis, however, and not just when temporary constipation occurs.