Food Cures

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, once stated: "Let your foods be your medicine and your medicine your foods as nature is the healer of all diseases”.  
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Food Cure for Constipation

Constipation refers to bowel movements with difficulty. One of the main causes of constipation is due to a diet which has very little fiber or liquid. There are many other contributing factors like haemorrhoids, hypothyroidism or hormonal changes like in pregnancy.

People usually would not need laxatives if they ate right. Artificial laxatives may contain harmful chemicals which could pose side-effects.

It is best and most recommended to take fiber-rich foods like whole grains, to help the digestive tract function regularly. Fruits that have high water content such as melons, papaya and tomatoes can also ease and help get things moving. Another fruit such as banana, is also a good fruit that can relieve constipation.

Prune juice is top of the list as a laxative. Prune Juice or prunes are also a good source of food cure to ease constipation. Soak about six prunes in water or cold tea overnight and eat them for breakfast with natural yoghurt.

Drink at least 7 glasses of fluid every day, which also help to push the fiber through the digestive tract. It can be in the form of water, juice or even soup.

Food Cures:  Melons, Papaya, Tomatoes, Whole Grains, Banana, Prunes and Plenty of Fluid

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