Constipation can be very inconvenient and quite a hindrance to our daily routine. However, there are a number of yummy foods that can give you quick relief from that annoying constipation. Here’s what you should do if you suffer from constipation.

Coconut water

Coconut water is a good home remedy for treating constipation. Regular consumption of coconut water is very beneficial owing to the fact that around 25% of carbohydrates found in coconut water is made of dietary fiber.


Bananas soften stools and prevent constipation. Bananas being rich in pectin holds water and provides bulk to the stools. Moreover, it also helps improve intestinal flora.


Also known as Zardalu, these are highly alkaline in nature. They act as a gentle laxative and are known to be effective in the treatment of constipation. They have high in soluble fiber, which has a bulk forming properties. Soluble fiber absorbs and retains water, stimulating peristalsis. Eating about 6-8 Apricots a day could be beneficial.

Bael fruit

Siri phal or Bael fruit is valued in India for its laxative properties. You can take around 50 gm of its pulp on a regular basis to fight constipation. It helps clean up the intestines and improves bowel movement.


This Middle Eastern delight is potent in treating constipation. Soak 4-5 dates in water at night, mash it up the next morning into a fine syrup and drink it slowly. Its laxative effect helps stimulates peristalsis and it is very energizing as well.


You can consume them dried or fresh, whichever way you like, for their laxative effect. 4-5 figs a day help provide the required bulk to the stools and stimulate peristalsis.


Here’s a fruit that improves digestion and corrects constipation. It contains papain, the protein-digesting enzyme. Papaya is known to correct most digestive problems such as dyspepsia, indigestion, acidity, and constipation.

Last but not the least, regular exercise is a must. It is a habit that can help fight constipation. Walk for 30 minutes daily for 6 days a week. It will go a long way in regularizing your bowel movement.

August 22, 2016

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