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7 Reasons Why You’re Chronically Constipated


Your bowel movements are a touchy subject. Most of us would rather not talk about them at all. However, if you find yourself frequently stopped up, you could be dealing with one of the following 7 constipation culprits…

1. Not Enough Fiber

According to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), a healthy fibrous diet, plenty of hydration, and regular exercise are vital for regular, healthy digestion and bowel movements. That means eating at least 25-grams of fiber each and every day.

The ASCRS recommends your daily fiber intake should be made up of water dissolving soluble fiber (i.e., beans, oats, and apples), and insoluble fiber (i.e., dark leafy greens and wheat)–both of which , keep your body running efficiently.

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