Ways to reduce constipation
Author: All-Bran | 18.05.2015
There are many thoughts on how to relieve constipation, but one of the simplest and most effective ways is to increase your daily intake of dietary fibre. Dietary fibre provides bulk to stools and helps to move food through the digestive system. This is because fibre passes through the system undigested.
Your daily intake of food is as much responsible for your digestive health as your overall lifestyle and physical wellbeing. There are a number of foods that help constipation, mostly foods which are high in fibre.
High fibre foods include the following:
High fibre breakfast cereals like all of the cereals in the All-Bran range
Brown and wholegrain varieties of rice or pasta
Some fruits and vegetables
Pulses, beans and lentils
Discover our recipes page, to help you incorporate more fibre in to your everyday diet:
"Foods like All-Bran, which are high in wheat bran fibre, are particularly effective when it comes to relieving constipation and some of the associated symptoms which leave you feeling bloated and sluggish."
Recent studies suggest that increasing natural wheat bran intake by 9.8g per day
Hydration is another important factor to consider, and drinking plenty of fluids can be hugely beneficial. Why not take up a sport or activity to increase your overall physical wellness? This will increase your need to rehydrate regularly and will also have positive effects on your health and fitness.
Your daily routine can have an influence on your digestive health too. The body responds well to routine, so plan a time of the day when you are comfortably able to relax and spend time in the bathroom.
If you have been prescribed medication, you may find that your body is reacting to it so if you feel this is having an affect on your digestive health, consult your doctor and they will be able to advise you on alternative treatments.
"Your digestive health can play an important role in your overall wellbeing."
10g of wheat bran fibre per day helps reduce digestive transit time. ALL-BRAN contains at least 3-6g wheat bran fibre per serve. Enjoy as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.