Ingested food after digestion and absorption leaves waste unwanted material that should be excreted out regularly and easily but if, there is any anomaly in this process it leads to constipation. Constipation has great repercussions on individual’s general health thus deteriorating his quality of life.
So, if you are experiencing difficulty in passing stool on routine basis, better ponder over it seriously, before other symptoms like recurring headaches, restlessness, low appetite, fatigueness, feeling excessively cold starts appearing and this problem gets rooted deeply and becomes chronic. It is shocking to know that constipation is the primary cause of many serious and life threatening diseases in both males and females.
In females many gynae problems are a result of poor digestive system and in males, constipation is one of the main culprit behind nocturnal emission and other related problems. Scientific researchers also suggest that chronic constipation can lead to cancer also.
Ways To Relieve Constipation Effectively
Diet Chart for Constipation
Start your day by drinking 1-2 glass of water. Have an early breakfast before ten, when your digestive system is at it’s best. Your breakfast must comprise of broken wheat porridge or sprouted green gram. Besides these, have fruits like papaya, musk melon or guava.
Your mid day meal should include freshly prepared chapatti or bread made up of coarsely grounded flour and a serving of green vegetable and salad. Have your dinner early, about two hours before going to bed. It should also be light comprising of chapatti and a serving of seasonal veggie.
Avoid having protein rich food such as pulses at night because they need an extra effort for digestion. Before sleeping prefer drinking a glass of hot milk. Do remember to increase your intake of water throughout the day but avoid it while taking your meals.
Eating Habits to Relieve Constipation
While eating concentrate on, how many times you munch your food. Make an effort of chewing slowly and at least 20-25 times before swallowing. Avoid over eating and also stick to a time schedule so as to set your body clock. If you respect your body clock it will too reciprocate in the same way.
Natural Cures for Constipation
Bael fruit also known as stone apple is highly beneficial in curing even the severe forms of constipation. It is also available in the preserved form in the market. Bael pulp has the tendency to move forward as soon as it reaches our stomach thus pushing the accumulated unwanted excreta in our intestines.
Roasted chick pea flour too is very effective in curing constipation. Another effective remedy is- take ten pieces of currant, three pieces of dried figs and three apricots. Dip them in water overnight and have them in morning. Two teaspoon of psyllium husk taken with a glass of hot milk or water at night before sleeping too has desired effect.
Yoga To Relieve Constipation
Doing yoga regularly surely goes a long way in treating this problem. Vajraasana, utaanpadaasana, janushiraasana and pavanmuktaasana are particularly very helpful in this condition.