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Foods that Constipate & Relieve Constipation

While there are definitely foods that constipate, there are also healthy foods that can help to relieve constipation. Plus, there are other natural constipation home remedies.

Foods that constipate are generally SAD foods. "Sad about what?" you may ask.

"SAD" is short for the Standard American Diet. And the name "SAD" fits because our U.S. diet is high in foods that cause constipation, such as non-nutritive sugars, unhealthy fats and refined grains that are low in fiber. These “SAD” foods and constipation problems go hand in hand.

Foods that Cause Constipation

Since straining to pass dry, hard stools is no fun, constipation is absolutely no laughing matter.

Even occasional constipation can cause indigestion, gas, halitosis and hemorrhoids. And constipation and the foods that constipate can also lead to other serious health problems.

But fortunately, there are four basic natural constipation home remedies. Doing these four things can help you to relieve constipation problems forever:

1. Increase water intake.
2. Eat more high fiber foods.
3. Expand your physical activity.
4. And avoid foods that constipate.

Low fiber foods, foods high in saturated fats and processed foods that have had the fiber and nutrients removed are the main foods that constipate. Here's a list of foods that have been shown to cause constipation problems:Besides these, some people find that they're allergic or sensitive to certain foods, such as wheat, gluten or even bananas.

And the list of constipation causing medications is very long and often overlooked. They include prescriptions for depression, high blood pressure, Parkinson's disease and even laxatives, when used frequently.

Foods that Relieve Constipation

Since diet and constipation go hand in hand, by switching to the healthy foods below you can make a huge impact on solving any constipation problems you may have.So, for simple natural constipation home remedies start today replacing the foods that constipate with all of the above super healthy foods that relieve constipation!

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