- Eat wholegrain cereals, brown bread, brown pasta and brown rice. Try eating figs or prunes, which have a natural laxative effect.
- Increase your intake of all fluids - water, herbal teas and homemade juices.
- Ensure that as an adult you drink 8 - 10 glasses of quality water each day in addition to herbal tea and juices. Avoid caffeine drinks such as coffee, tea and cola, which are diuretics and dehydrate the body.
- Increase your consumption of foods rich in vitamin C - broccoli, parsley, kiwi fruit, citrus fruit, berries, peppers, blackcurrants, Brussels sprouts, papaya. You can also supplement with extra vitamin C – see Vitamin C
- Increase your consumption of foods rich in magnesium - kiwi fruit, dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, dried apricots and seafood. You can also supplement with extra magnesium – see Minerals
- Essential fatty acids provide an important source of good oils. Fish oils and flax oils are both good sources – see Essential Fatty Acids
‘BARLEANS Organic Lignan Flax Oil’ has the added benefit of lignans (flax seed particles) which are a source of fibre
- Raw garlic helps to destroy harmful bacteria in the gut so try adding it to salad dressings and raw juices or to meals at the very last minute. If you are concerned about the smell of garlic on your breath take an odourless garlic supplement.
- Animal products - meat, cheese and milk slow down the action of the gut, so eat these in moderation.. Try using organic rice, oat or almond milk instead.
- Exercise - a good twenty-minute walk can really improve bowel mobility. Regular exercise can help avoid problems happening in the first place.
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