6 quick ways to clean your bowels…
1. Drink tea with honey and lemon.
Make a tea by adding honey and lemon to the water. Honey is a laxative, and also helps to reduce the acidity of tea caused by lemons. Lemon acts as a natural stimulant for the digestive system and helps to eliminate toxins from the body.
2. Drink plenty of water.
Men should drink at least 3.7 liters(about 15 cups) of fluid and women 2.7 liters (11 cups) a day. This is because hard and dry stools are the most common cause of constipation and drinking enough water will keep the body hydrated and facilitate the passage of stools. Water and fruit juices are best for combating constipation. Pear and apple juices are light natural laxatives, so you will be better off drinking them.
Avoid caffeinated and carbonated drinks as they are diuretics and instead of hydrating your body, they are actually dehydrating you.
3. Eat more fiber.
Fiber foods act as a natural laxative. You need to include at least 20-35 grams of fiber in your daily diet to maintain your gut. Foods rich in fiber include Brussels sprouts, apples, figs, wheat bran, and black beans.
Seeds and nuts such as pumpkin, sesame, sunflower or flaxseed are also good sources of fiber. Do not eat flaxseed if you suffer from disorders of the circulatory system or high blood pressure. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should also avoid it.
4. Eat prunes.
Not only that prunes are high in fiber, but they also contain sorbitol, a fats-loosening sugar that relieves constipation naturally. There are 14.7 grams of sorbitol in 100 grams of prunes. However, if you do not like the taste of prunes, you can drink a glass of juice. Although the juice contains less fiber than the fruit, it will still work for you.
5. Nutritional Supplements.
Herbs such as flaxseed, fenugreek, and psyllium have a laxative effect and soften stool. Eat them and drink plenty of water if you suffer from constipation. In addition, there are teas with these supplements, you can also try them.
6. Include yogurt in your diet, but stay away from other dairy products.
Although it is recommended to stay away from dairy products, if you suffer from constipation, yogurt is the exception. Yogurt contains probiotics that have been shown to help more often and less painful passage of stools.