Foods That Cause Constipation


foods that cause constipation junk foodThere are certain foods that cause constipation in a large portion of the population. If you avoid those foods that constipate, you will have a healthier bowel and overall better health.


It's not just a question of which foods constipate, but also of which foods don't constipate.


99% of the time, if you are eating a healthy diet, high in fiber and fresh fruits and vegetables, you will not get constipated.


Most of us don't! We fall into the trap of convenience foods, yummy sweets and desserts, snacks that add no nutritional value whatsoever and drinks that are high in sugar.


It's no wonder that so many people suffer from irregularity and a sluggish bowel. If you continue on following this pattern, you are setting yourself up for some long term serious diseases.


If you are not getting enough healthy fiber in your diet, and don't have the discipline to eat what your body needs, supplement! Add natural fiber to your diet with something like Herbal Fiberblend or Fit-n-Fiber.


If you aren't eliminating properly, the built up feces in your colon will rot and become toxic. Your absorption of the nutrients you do eat will be decreased and your health will eventually decline.


Foods That Cause Constipation

Not every item of food on this list of constipating foods will cause YOU constipation. Some people may be able to get away with eating certain foods without any noticeable difficulties for a long time. This is just a list of the types of foods that are commonly known to cause constipation in general.


  • Meats - particularly large amounts of fatty meats
  • Dairy Products - like ice cream, cheese, and milk
  • Processed Foods - most things that come in a box or a can
  • Refined Sugars - there is no real benefit to the body in refined sugars. Foods and drinks that are high in white sugar can actually act like poison to the body.
  • White Rice
  • White Bread Products
  • Bananas - although bananas are fresh fruit, they can cause constipation in some people
  • Soft drinks, cordials, etc.


If you find yourself constipated, look at your diet first. Try to avoid these foods and drink plenty of water to help get your bowels functioning properly again. There are natural constipation cures that will aid your digestive system in relieving you of the constipation. They will also help you keep a healthy bowel. If your bowel is unhealthy, the rest of your body will soon follow.


To your good health!


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