The modern lifestyle lacking physical activity and the intake of unhealthy foods results in constipation. Nowadays, this is a common condition from which many people suffer from. It can cause great discomfort and in some cases a severe pain.
As mentioned before one of the reasons for constipation is poor dietary habits, and because of that it is of vital importance to include healthy foods into your diet like whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, which promote the proper function of the intestines.
This frequent occurrence of this condition can lead to many diseases of the digestive system, including reflux, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and conditions like headaches, and acne problems.
Fortunately, in this article we shall present you an effective remedy that will cleanse the colon, boost its function and thus efficiently get rid of all the toxins present in this intestine.
Here it is:
The Constipation Remedy
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of flaxseed
1 tablespoon of oatmeal
1 tablespoon of honey
1 cup of water
Method of Preparation:
For the preparation of this remedy you will have to use a blender and in it, place all the listed ingredients. Mix everything well till you get a smooth texture.
Use: Take a tablespoon of this remedy every morning on an empty stomach.
If you consume this mixture on regular basis, you will remove all the toxic substance that the digestive system did not absorb thus deflating your bloated stomach and setting free the colon from all the toxin buildup which can cause many diseases.
Health Benefits of the Used Ingredients
Constipation can be prevented if we consume foods high in fiber, and as well as get relieved if you are already suffering from it. Adults should take in around 30 grams of fiber on daily basis, and the consumption of 1-2 apples a day will provide the required daily amount of fiber. However, make sure to eat your apple with its skin as the skin is very high in fiber.
Chia seeds are also high in fiber; therefore it is highly beneficial for relieving the constipation.
These seeds offer many benefits aside the relief of constipation, namely their consumption will lower the bloating and abdominal pain.
According to experts the efficacy of flaxseeds in the case of constipation lies in their ability to accelerate the peristalsis, i.e. all muscle contractions. This will result in increased frequency of movements of intestines helping in the quicker removal of the buildup waste.
Oat flakes are a great source of fiber which facilitates the process of digestion. Plus, the presence of fiber will add volume to the stool, then absorb water from the liquids we consume making the passage through the colon smoother and the removal quicker. Thanks to the content of fiber the occurrence of hard and dry stool is being prevented.
This natural product shows mild laxative properties, therefore when experiencing constipation; take a tablespoon of honey three times a day.
Have in mind:
If you are taking drugs for blood diseases or struggling with prostate cancer, then you should not consume chia seeds due to their anticoagulant effect.
Although oats do not have gluten in their content, they can get easily contaminated by this protein. This will in turn trigger allergic reactions in some people. Likewise, it can lead to certain disorders without even being really allergenic.
The use of flax seeds is not advised for people who are allergic to flaxseed and sesame seeds. Likewise, children under 6 years of age should not consume this product. Additionally, they are not recommended for people who suffer from bowel obstruction and diverticula to the intestines.