Although constipation is taboo for most people that is not so easy to talk about, the truth is that this is a common problem that affects many people. And the causes can be lack of movement, stress, age, medications, some vitamins, too little fiber and water in your diet, but it can also be a side effect of some other illness that you would first need to heal in order to accelerate your bowels.Although constipation may seem harmless, it is not like that if lasts for months.
It is characterized by difficult or rare defecation, constipation or a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bowel.
According to statistics, approximately every tenth person has problems with irregular bowel movement.
It is important to try natural cures, and among the best is the jam that was created by Canadian veterans hospitals in Quebec and questioned him about forty older people.
Patients who suffer from constipation on average were eating one tablespoon of jam per day and so increased the frequency of bowel movement and reduce the need for laxatives compared with those who did not eat jam.
The success was so great so the hospital continued to prescribe as a remedy for constipation.
The recipe for a miraculous laxative jam
- 150 g dates (1 cup)
- 150 grams of prunes (1 cup)
- 5 cups of boiled water (for thicker jam less)
Cut the dates and prunes into small pieces.
Put them in boiling water and cook until the mixture thickens.
You should get 20 portions of one tablespoon.
This jam is suitable for all ages.
You can eat it, smear on bread, add in the yogurt, cereals…
Nutrition advice to achieve regular bowel movements
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat foods with more fiber: fruits, vegetables, bran.
- Introduce fiber gradually in the diet and avoid laxatives because there are a lot of natural methods which can help you.
- Do not give bran to children.
- Avoid caffeine and milk.