5 All-Natural Home Remedies To Relieve Constipation

July 20th, 2017

Having difficulties doing a number two can be both an embarrassing and painful ordeal, especially for your little ones who are experiencing it for the first time. Constipation is a widespread problem among children, and they may encounter it in the form of dry, hard stool, a drop in bowel movement, or difficulty passing stool. The truth is, despite being a common condition, constipation rarely requires you to press the panic button and have you running to the drugstore for laxatives each time. A few simple home remedies can help to relieve the symptoms and prevent constipation from coming back. 1. Be Flax-ible While there is no proven evidence of flaxseed oil being a constipation remedy, flaxseeds are a good source of dietary fibre and can help to increase the frequency of bowel movement. Mix one to two tablespoons of ground flaxseed to an orange smoothie (with pulp) for a high-fibre power cocktail to unclog the pipes, or sprinkle some over cereal or plain yoghurt to combine the nutritional benefits of the seeds with probiotics, which keeps our digestive system in check. 2. Prudent About Prunes This small, humble fruit may not be our fruit of choice, but it has earned a big reputation as Nature’s remedy for constipation over the years. Prunes are rich in insoluble fibre and contain sorbitol, a natural carbohydrate that makes stools soft by making them more absorbent and draw more water as they pass through the intestines and adding bulk to them. A recommended treatment for constipation is 50g dried prunes twice daily – the equivalent of about seven medium-sized prunes. If your kids dislike the taste, try prune juice mixed with another juice or prune juice ice pops for a change. 3. Baking Soda Beverage There is something about baking soda that puts […]

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