All Stopped Up with No Way to Go?
There is nothing more uncomfortable and frustrating than not being able to go to the bathroom. Some people suffer regularly from constipation and this can be attributed to the food they eat. Food allergies, processed and sugary foods cause this problem.
For the athlete, your daily running routine keeps us regular, but with COVID, frigid temperatures and injuries, we can easily fall prey to constipation!
You Have to MOVE in Order to Move.
When you are incapacitated due too injury, it's easier said then done, but even walking at a snails pace, or circling your arms in the air helps..
Water is the fastest and easiest way to tackle constipation. Dehydration reeks havoc on our digestive and intestinal functions. Caffeine and alcohol add to dehydration, as well as taking medications, so you need to add more water to your regimen. It;'s best to drink a minimum of eight, 8 ounce glasses each day, but an active athlete should consume more.
Adding high fiber and roughage to your diet will help. Here are some healing foods, herbs and supplements that naturally eliminate Constipation. You can make them a part of your daily diet:
Apple, Alfalfa, Aloe Vera, Asparagus, Agar
Basil, Beets, Blueberries, Bitter melon, Barage
Carrots, Celery, Chamomile, Chard, Chia seeds, Casca sagrada, Castor oil, chickweed
Dandelion, Eggplant, Fenugreek, Figs, Flaxseeds
Guava, Hemp, Kelp, Lemon, Lentils, Limes
Melon, Mustard, Olives, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Plum, Prunes, Psyllium
Radish, Raisins, Rhubarb, Sesame oil, Spinach, Strawberries, Sunflower seeds, Senna