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5 Foods That Cure Constipation Quickly

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Sure “Everybody Poops” – but not all the time. And if you did, you’d have a whole different problem on your hands. You can tell a lot from the size, color, and frequency of your bowel movements from the health of your digestive system to the health of your entire body. Your colon is basically your body’s waste management system.

Waste Not, Want Not, Right?

If you aren’t producing waste, toxins and all the stuff that should be cleared out of your body will build up which could lead to a host of other health problems. If you aren’t going as often, or at all, there are natural ways to keep you regular.


Antibiotics, high stress, and dairy could all be contributing factors to your constipation, but everyone is different. Talk to your doctor, look at additions to your diet, schedule, or lifestyle that may be contributing. First, always look at the unnatural.

Unnatural Causes

Are you taking a supplement or pill? Are you on any medications? Apparently painkillers and iron or calcium supplements can help cause constipation. Overusing laxatives is also problematic.

Maybe you’re not eating the right mix of foods? Are you getting enough fiber? Enough fats? Too much dairy, legumes, soy, or dense and dry foods? Are you into the fruitcake again? Or maybe you’re too stressed, always on the run, with never a chance to sit down.

Take The Throne

Help your guts do their job, by adding one or all of these 5 foods to your diet.

Brown, Spotty Bananas

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When bananas have reached spottiness it means their sugars have fully developed. They’ll be sweeter and also pass more easily through your system. Grocery stores usually sell them before peak-ripeness so wait about a week, and that perfect yellow-green bunch will be a great digestive boost.

If you think your bananas are about to spoil, throw them in the freezer to save for baking.

Cold-Pressed Oils


Don’t fear the fat! The fat is your friend. Fat acts as a lubricant for your body, helping foods move through your system more easily. Cold-pressed oils help keep your digestive tract working at efficiently and effectively eliminating waste.

You can use cold-pressed oils such as flax, coconut, and olive oils in everything from salads and soups to smoothies and elixirs.

Dried Figs

A half-cup of dried figs has 7.3 grams of fiber, 19 percent of the daily recommended dose for men and 28 percent for women. It’s also a good source of potassium (11%) and vitamin K (10%). These are the easiest go-to snack to help with indigestion and bowel issues.

Green Smoothies

Chlorophyll, a plant fiber, is packed into things that are green, so naturally, green smoothies are full of it. Chlorophyll helps move your digestive system and keeps the whole thing clean and running smoothly.

Spinach, kale, apples, mango, blueberries, kiwi, pineapple are in the ingredients lists of a lot of green smoothies, as well as bananas and figs, as we’ve already discussed.



“Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you fart. The more you fart, the better you feel – so have beans with every meal!” It rhymes, so it must be true.

Beans have about 10 grams of fiber in one cup, so the childish rhyme may actually have some credence. With soluble and insoluble fiber, beans help move waste through your system, to the colon.


When your nose is stuffed, you blow it. I’ve given you 5 great foods that should help cure your blocked up bowels so, please, don’t blow it.

You’ll be feeling much better shortly after eating any one of these BM promoters.


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Andrew is a creative copywriter who writes as much as he reads. A graduate from Algonquin College's Advertising & Marketing program in Ottawa, Ontario, he now calls Toronto home. A type-1 diabetic, he knows the importance of living and eating healthily. A life-long student, Andrew will never graduate the school of life.
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