Can Apples relieve constipation?
Constipation is an uncomfortable, yet common problem, resulting in over 2.5 million doctor visits each year.
Four tips to prevent constipation:
- Eat more high fiber foods such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
- Stay hydrated – Health experts recommend eight 8-ounce glasses of water.
- Keep moving – Any form of exercise is helpful, especially walking.
- Avoid certain medications when possible – antacids containing aluminum or calcium, strong pain relievers, and antihistamines are common offenders
Two Remedies for Constipation
Even with our best efforts, we still occasionally end up bloated or constipated. Studies show that eating three or four small apples a day (with skins) can help provide relief. Why? Because the soluble fiber in apples is good roughage, and the insoluble fiber soaks up water as it passes through your intestines, helping to bulk up and weigh down your stool, allowing gravity to work its magic.
Another solution is Senna. Senna is a shrub, and its leaves and fruit have been used for thousands of years to combat constipation. Our Lunakai Senna Supplement Gummies create the most natural and gentle laxative and stool softener available. The gummies taste great, and you can take as little as 1 or as many as 4 at a time for the desired result.