Are you prone to constipation? Start by reviewing your diet! With Dr. Eric Menat, doctor and homeopath, Top Santé reviews the best laxative foods.
Bad eating habits, meals eaten in a hurry without proper chewing, physical inactivity, insufficient hydration, taking medication: causes of constipation stem from multiple factors.
THE stress also comes into play to explain intestinal problems in general. However, a disturbed intestinal transit opens the way to more or less painful consequences on a daily basis: stomach pain, bloatingetc… To remedy this, the solution first involves a revision of its base.
Constipation: are you eating enough fibre?
THE fibers should be included at all meals, to arrive at a daily consumption of 30 to 45 g. But we are still far from it. According to the Inca 3 study published in 2017 by ANSES (National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety) the French only consume 16g. Dietary fibers are polysaccharides, i.e. substances from the carbohydrate family, which pass through the digestive tract without being absorbed or digested.
” They are found in the vegetables(fresh or dried) raw vegetablesTHE cereals complete. But caution. We must go gradually, that is to say, do not go from nothing to a lot. Otherwise, you can be exposed to undesirable effects such as bloating and diarrhea. In addition, some sensitive intestines sometimes tolerate them badly! says Dr. Eric Menat, doctor and homeopath in Muret in Haute-Garonne. But to make the fibers digestible, it is enough to consume cooked fruits and vegetables. Cooking has a softening effect.
“ Wholemeal bread or oatmeal in the morning, vegetables and/or raw vegetables for lunch, soup or salad with whole grains and/or pulses in the evening. It is the ideal program on a daily basis to restore the disturbed transit adds the specialist.
Concretely, what are the foods to favor? Answers in pictures.