Constipation is a common gastrointestinal problem that can be caused by poor nutrition, poor lifestyles, medications, etc. It takes you to spend hours on the toilet with an extremely uncomfortable feeling and even painful. Constipation normally is a temporary condition, but it can be a serious situation if you continually suffer from for a long time. To deal with this problem quickly and easier, you can use some natural homemade laxative that is available in your kitchen after reading this article.
What is constipation?
Constipation is a common problem that everyone totally can suffer from at least once. It normally can occur in the people who have lack of fiber intake, stress, dehydration, using some kind of medication or lack of sleep.
If you get constipation, your bowel movement is fewer than normal and the length of it is different between people. Some people have three bowel movements a day and even have only once or twice per week.
The stool will be harder and difficult to go outside if it stays longer time than normal in your intestine due to no contraction of the intestine muscles. Another reason for constipation is the large intestine has the function of absorbing the water of the stool so the longer time the feces stay inside, the harder it will be.
Constipation will be more severe than normal if you have suffered from for a week or even longer. In some cases, the people have to stay in the toilet for hours with abdominal pain, have the small and tough stool that is difficult to pass and even have a bleeding anus.
Moreover, constipation has continued for a long time can lead to some complications for the body such as fecal impaction or hemorrhoids and certainly, it impacts badly on the quality of your life.
Therefore, you have to find the way to solve this problem as soon as possible, and the homemade laxative is very necessary and easy to find.
Some homemade laxative helps you to deal with constipation.
Most people usually seeking the solution for constipation by medication but there are many natural laxatives that are available in your kitchen with the similar effectiveness. Here are some recommended to you.
Laxative from fruits
Bananas contain high fiber content which helps promote the digestive process and relieve constipation. Besides, the body can regain valuable electrolytes thanks to potassium element inside bananas if you eat a banana every day.
Avocados also contain high fiber content which helps to reduce cholesterol and support in improving constipation condition. It works similarly as a laxative and makes your defecation easier than before.
Kiwi has an efficient stimulation intestinal motility and its functions. Eating kiwi fasting for a week can help you to relieve constipation quickly.
Apples are known a kind of fruit that can cure many diseases. Eating apples help you in providing the fiber for body and get rid of constipation. Moreover, it also supplies more mineral and vitamins that make you have a healthy immune system to fight illness.
Pears are known as a type of fruit support in losing weight efficiently with a slightly sweet flavor and high amount of fiber. A medium-size pear can contain 6 gram of fiber including the peel. Pears have a good result for constipation if you eat every day.
Melon not only contains soluble fiber but also has a high liquid content. This fruit makes your stool softer, easy to go out and the intestine function also improves.
Other effective laxative foods
One tablespoon of chia seed contains about 2 grams protein, 70 calories, 6 grams of carbohydrates, 4.5 grams fat, 5.5 grams of fiber, and many vitamins and minerals.
Chia seeds provide a wonderful amount of fiber that helps you in improving constipation. It can stimulate the bowel movement and promote the digestive process. Moreover, the seed has a gel-coat expand in water then add bulk to the stool and makes your defecation will be easier.
Chia seeds can become a natural laxative if you use it in your meal by some way such as eat with bread crumbs, add it in yogurt or milk, mix with salad, etc.
Yogurt is a popular food that provides a high number of good bacteria to improve the immune system. Your gastrointestinal system also is healthier and works better due to those bacteria. For this reason, your constipation condition is absolute can go away.
Eating yogurt every day to have a healthy body with a smooth skin and prevent many health problems.
Green vegetables are indispensable foods in every meal. It is also an effective home remedy for constipation. Some green vegetables have the most efficient that you should use such as spinach, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.
In addition, green vegetables not only provide fiber but also contains a high amount of magnesium. The water from the large intestine is drawn by magnesium then stool will soften and easy to go outside.
On the other hand, eating green vegetables can assist you in preventing many digestive diseases.
Some recipes below are made by available ingredients in your kitchen also have a good effectiveness in dealing with constipation that you should try.
To make this one, you have to prepare:
- 1 liter of milk
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of yogurt
- Fruits (you can choose your favorite fruits such as blue berries, apples, pears, and bananas).
Now, time to make it:
- Pour the milk into the pot and heat it up to 85oC and carefully to avoid it burning.
- Wait for the temperature of milk decrease to 43oC and then put two tablespoons of yogurt inside and mix well. After that, put that mixture into an air free-container.
- Keep this mixture for seven hours in a warm place.
- Now, add more fruit and enjoy your wonderful fruit yogurt.
Aloe Vera juice
First of all, you should prepare:
- 1 large Aloe Vera leaf
- 10 grams of salt
- 200 grams of rock sugar
- A citrus (optional)
How to make it?
- Using a sharp knife to peel the rind of Aloe leaf.
- Remove the yellow layer under the rind because of its bitter flavor.
- Chop the Aloe gel into small cubes.
- Soak in water with salt for 15 minutes and then rinse carefully.
- Using a blender and blend the Aloe gel until it is smooth.
- Put rock sugar into a pot of boiling water to dissolve it completely.
- Stop heating the pot and add Aloe gel inside.
- Wait for the mixture cold down, add citrus juice and pour that mixture into a bottle.
You have just done a delicious juice and now, time to enjoy it. You can also store it in the fridge to preserve longer.
In conclusion, hope this article is helpful for you in finding some homemade laxatives to get rid of constipation.