7 fruits to help you avoid constipation

7 fruits to help you avoid constipation

As the saying goes, a wise man should never try to stop urine, latrine, fart, puke, sneezing, bulging, hunger, tears and sleep.

YEN.com.gh take a look at 7 fruits that will prevent that side effect of not attending nature's call.

So, in order to frequently empty one’s bowels it is important for one to make fruits a part of their daily rituals.

7 fruits to help you avoid constipation

Constipation is never a good condition

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Apart from drinking enough water each day, there are some essential fruits that can help you poop easily.

But before we go into the fruits that will help you prevent constipation, let’s have a look at some of the harmful effects of not attending to nature’s call.

They include; too much yawning, body ache, lethargy, head ailments, and red eyes.

Now, below are seven that will prevent you from having constipation.

1. Banana

Eating a banana, a day offers innumerable benefits. Remember that you shouldn’t eat this fruit in the evening. It’s best to have at the start of the day for better digestion.

Bananas contain natural antacids that keep faecal matter and toxins from clinging to the mucus in the intestines.

2. Apples

Green apples, red apples… whichever you like. Don’t hesitate to start your mornings with a whole apple with the peel on. Apples are rich in fibre which helps in digestion and can improve free bowels.

3. Watermelon

As you may already know, watermelon is rich in water and minerals like potassium, two ideal substances for detoxifying the colon and keeping it healthy. This fruit is great for those suffering from an irritable bowel as it acts as a soothing tonic to reduce inflammation and keep you hydrated.

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4. Pawpaw

Pawpaw is a fruit that possesses some of the most potent anti-inflammatory properties found in nature. Thanks to a magic compound called papain, you will digest foods better, your diarrhea and constipation will clear up and your colon will be healthier.

5. Avocados

Avocados, being high in healthy fat and a plethora of vitamins and minerals top the list of must-have foods. They are also called as butter fruit. They contain 6.7 g of fiber in a 100 g serving. Avocados also have more potassium than bananas and help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The high fiber content and vitamin-C present in them promote easier bowel movements preventing constipation. Avocados are listed as one of the top fruits to be included in the diet for regular consumption.

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6. Guava

Among the finest of fruits, guavas were once underrated. In fact, they fare much better than apples and can indeed keep doctors away if eaten regularly. A 100 g guava holds 5.4 g of fiber. Hence, they facilitate easy bowel movement.

7. Passion Fruits

Passion fruits contain some of the highest levels of fiber among all fruits. In just 100 g of passion fruit, the fiber content is 10.4 g! That’s a lot of fiber when compared with other fruits. So, go for it to ease constipation woes.

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