There’s nothing comfortable about constipation, which can leave sufferers in pain and without the ability to move easily. Unfortunately it’s also not all that uncommon. Generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week, constipation is a frustrating feeling that can prevent people from functioning as they normally would.
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Thankfully, there are a number of foods that can help prevent constipation or assist individuals in ending constipation. The trick is to maximize fiber intake. WebMD recommends healthy adults consume more than 25-grams of fiber each day (though this varies depending on gender). So, what foods can help you get to that important threshold?
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Prunes can help to overcome a bout of constipation. That’s because they’re rich in fiber, containing roughly 7-percent of our daily fiber requirement. The best way to get fiber is by eating prunes or dried prunes. While prune juice doesn’t have high fiber content, it does contain sorbitol which is a natural laxative.
Prunes are also an excellent source of iron and potassium—which can help us feel more energetic and ready to take on the day.