Which food is good for constipation!

@shan0822 (436)
United States
February 2, 2010 10:20am CST
It seems like constipation is a big problem for lots of women, and of course it kind borther me. So do you know any kind of food can slove this problem? I just know banana is kind useful, but sometime it can not work.
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• China
5 Feb 10
As Chinese medicine point, large intestine is affected by lung. It considers constipation is caused by lung heat. For that reason the basic treatment of constipation is that make your lung become cool. So every night you can eat some ternip before going to bed, the way will make your lung become cool in a period of time. During the period of time you should avoid eating too much high-calorie food, especially at night, and you should eat more vegetables and fruit. As a result, you can find your constipation is relieved. I get it from a well-known doctor of Chinese medicine. What's more, it does not have any side-effect.You can try this.
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@shan0822 (436)
• United States
5 Feb 10
you mean eat ternip before go to bed? must before go to bed? Does wating like dinner work? and thank you for giving me this tip!
• China
8 Feb 10
Yes, must before go to bed. The doctor said that only at that time its effect is best. I eat ternip before going to bed. I often go to bed around 11:00pm, so I eat ternip at about 10:00pm. You can depend on situation.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
3 Feb 10
First thing when you get up in the morning drink a glass of warm water at at least room tempature. I have always had good luck with prunes or prune juice to help relieve constipation when I have a problem. They usually work pretty fast too. Prunes have 21 vitamins and 16 minerals and they can help to lower cholrestal.
@shan0822 (436)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Someone told me drink salty water will happy, I try once but it was so weired, and I can not drink salty water.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
3 Feb 10
I really don't think that drinking salty water is good for you. Like I said 3 or 4 prunes always work for me.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
3 Feb 10
They work pretty quickly too.
3 Feb 10
Prunes are supposed to have a laxative effect.
@shan0822 (436)
• United States
3 Feb 10
I finally know Prunes mean, but everytime I ate that, I flart a lot(maybe I ate prunes too much)
8 Feb 10
Did you know that prunes are dried plums!!! Just like raisins/sultanas are dried grapes.
@peavey (16640)
• United States
2 Feb 10
Traditional Medicinals makes a tea that's called "Smooth Move" and it's great for constipation. It's an herbal blend, not a medicine and won't cause dependence or have any side effects. Other than that, eat lots of vegetables and clear juice fruits like oranges and grapes and drink lots of water.
@shan0822 (436)
• United States
2 Feb 10
Can we buy a "smooth move" tea from walmart? can herbal tea work?
@peavey (16640)
• United States
2 Feb 10
I don't know if your Walmart carries it or not, but ours doesn't. I can buy it at the local grocery store, though. If you look around, you should find it. And, yes, it works well.
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Constipation is really a problem. So if you have this you'd better increase your intake of fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. As far as I know, the best sources of fiber are whole grain cereals and bread, bananas, pears, apples, oranges, berries, green peas, almonds, and legumes. Aside from that, you can also drink a glass of milk before going to bed or try to drink one liter of warm water and walk around for few minutes immediately after waking up in the morning. If you will try to do these remedies, I believe you will also be relieved with your constipation.
@shan0822 (436)
• United States
2 Feb 10
Seems fiber food is strong recommended. Do flour have lots of fiber? I like noodles
@peavey (16640)
• United States
2 Feb 10
Not white flour, but whole grain flour has fiber.
@patms1 (522)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Prunes are the best thing for constipation. I also find green salads are good. The best thing for that problem is the Phillips products. They make the Phillips Milk of Magnesia. And there line of constipation products are the best. I am sure you have seen their commercial on TV. Well they really work. Give them a try. I know you will be very happy with the results.
@shan0822 (436)
• United States
3 Feb 10
I will try that, than you so much
• India
2 Feb 10
Banana is good.There are varieties of banana. SMall / robust are good. THey willease your constipation, Gua, Oats, dry grape, almond., Musambi ,etc are good.
@shan0822 (436)
• United States
2 Feb 10
there are varieties of banana? I thought just big and small one!
@dunny76 (10)
• Ireland
2 Feb 10
What i would suggest is having a bowl of weetabix,that always seems to get me going.It might take a little while after eating but it will arrive at some stage. I have the same thing from time to time and often wondered whether a spoon of Andrews would get it moving.I have never tried this but I would imagine it would get you moving.
@shan0822 (436)
• United States
2 Feb 10
what's weetabix?
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
14 Jun 10
I always thought bananas would bind you up more... I find that fleshy fruits like peaches would be great. High fiber cereals is good too. I don't have a problem in that area, I'm pretty darned regular most of the time.