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Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation

Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation

No one enjoys being constipated. No one. Just like the children’s book says, “Everybody Poops,” and if you don’t… well that’s not good. While you can simply purchase stool softeners and laxatives to temporarily relieve your discomfort, these are not always the best options. This article discusses natural ways to relieve constipation that, if you incorporate into your daily routine, will provide long-term benefits.

Coconut Oil for Constipation

Healthline reported that eating a tablespoon or two of coconut oil each day helps relieve constipation, because it lubricates the intestines. If eating a spoonful of coconut oil sounds gross to you, many other ways to consume exist. For instance,  you can mix it in your morning coffee or tea, blend it into smoothie, put it into your bowl of cereal, etc. Make sure to use organic virgin coconut oil—or unrefined, which means it has not been processed.


According to Mayo Clinic, flaxseed is high in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber—suggested by most doctors to relieve constipation. Ground flaxseed works better than the unground, because it is easier to digest. If you buy the whole seeds, you can easily grind them in a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder. Rather than eating the flaxseed by itself, which does not taste very good, mix it into yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, or a smoothie, or you can even bake it into muffins. The options are endless.

Magnesium Supplements

Most Americans do not get enough magnesium in their diet. According to Healthline, oral magnesium supplements pull water into your digestive system, and thus soften your stool. You can buy these at health food stores, pharmacies, or online as well. MagO7 supplements have worked wonders for my family members who struggle with constipation.

Consistency is key to relieve constipation itSpray - Living 808

Use the bathroom when you wake up and go to bed to get your body into a routine. Healthline states that your stools will harden if you do not use the bathroom consistently. It is also helpful to eat around the same time each morning so that your body knows what to expect.

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