Juices That Can Treat Constipation And Other Common Digestive Issues
Updated : June 07, 2021 09:06 IST
Adding a few juices with high water content to your daily diet can make your stool softer and treat constipation.
Constipation is one of the most common digestive issues. It is characterized by an irregular bowel movement, difficulty in passing stool, etc. This happens when the waste/stool remains in your rectum for too long. Poor diet and dehydration also contribute to this digestive problem. Your colon requires water to make stool soft enough to be able to pass out without pain. Usually, those who tend to delay the impulse to have bowel movement experience constipation. It can be treated through a change in your eating habit. All you need to do is to add a few juices to your daily diet as they are packed with minerals, vitamins, and fiber that have high water content and they make your stool softer. Let’s know about juices that are good to treat constipation.
Apple is packed with fiber and essential nutrients that can fight against constipation. Also, apple's laxative effect because of its sorbitol content can help you get rid of the issue. While making apple juice, you can add fennel powder to it as this ingredient is also rich in dietary fiber that can help in retaining water in the stool.
Orange juice is a great source of dietary fiber, essential minerals, and vitamin C which is an antioxidant. Therefore, it is a good pick when it comes to getting relief from constipation. It can stimulate bowel movement and can help in the passage of stool.
Pear juice is rich in fiber and also contains a good amount of sorbitol that facilitates bowel movement. You can add a teaspoon of lime juice and a pinch of salt while making pear juice.
To prepare this juice, you require around 5 prunes, ½ teaspoon honey and cumin powder each, and 1 cup warm water. Prune juice is also a good source of fiber and sorbitol. Therefore, it is considered good for treating constipation.