#5 Chia seeds or flaxseeds
Here’s one that’s really easy to introduce into your diet. Chia seeds or flaxseeds are a source of fiber and will help with constipation.
All you have to do is add a handful of these tiny little seeds into your smoothie, or yoghurt, and you’ll be adding fiber to your food as well as some nice textural crunch to your meal or snack. These seeds have a relatively low finer content per serving than other foods (mostly because they’re used as accompaniment to a meal rather than a meal itself) but it all adds up.
Apples are obviously one of the world’s most popular fruits, but they are too often overlooked as a source of fiber. Even a smaller sized apple contains about 3.6 grams of finer, if eaten with the skin.
The peels of the apple also contains insoluble fiber, which is a natural laxative. So make sure you leave the skin on when you’re munching an apple, and don’t forget to rinse it under the tap before you chow down.
Prunes might not be many people’s ‘go-to’ healthy snack, but, as a lot of older people will know, they are an incredible help in the fight against constipation.
This healthy snack is something that a lot of people turn to when it comes to constipation and indigestion. Prunes are very rich in fiber, and also contain sorbitol and fructan. Both of these are natural sweeteners, and have a laxative effect that will help your bowels pass the motion easily.
They’re very nice with a little greek yoghurt and honey.