‘Legumes’ is probably an underused word in the English language, so first of all, let us clarify what the word means. These types of vegetables include beans, lentils, and peas, They taste good, they’re filling, and most importantly, they have multiple health benefits, including easing the symptoms of constipation and related bowel problems.
Just around a half cup of beans can add upto 15 grams of fiber to your salad, soup, pasta, or whatever type of food that you put it in. However a word of warning – do not overuse legumes, as excess amounts of this can lead to gas.
I don’t know about you, but ‘eat your greens’ was always a common refrain around our house growing up, and they don’t get much greener than good ol’ Broccoli.
Broccoli is known to be a healthy vegetable and is not new to the list of healthy foods. It is extremely rich in essential vitamins, proteins, and fiber, which is great for easing the symptoms of constipation. Eating a healthy amount of broccoli will help in having a clean and good digestive system. In my personal opinion, it goes very well with steak and potatoes.