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The best foods to relieve constipation

There’s no precise number of times you should go, but if you’re going less than three times a week, you might be constipated. Fortunately, there are plenty of foods to help keep your digestive system on track.

Foods that can help you go

Some dietary factors contribute to regularity, like the amount of dietary fiber, legumes, whole grains, and water you consume. When you get a proper amount, bowel movements are easier and more regular.

If you’re wondering what you should eat to avoid occasional constipation or what foods are high in fiber, check out this list of good foods and drinks to help relieve constipation:

An apple a day adds much-needed fiber to your diet.

Many believe beans cause excessive gas, but in reality, the more you eat the more frequent you’ll be.

Grab a cup of coffee and you’ll probably end up in the bathroom shortly after — its bitterness stimulates your need to go.

Just one cup of boiled lentils contains 9 grams of fiber.

High in fiber, sorbitol, and phenolic compounds, add prunes to the top of your grocery list.

Pumpkin seeds
Rich in fiber, pumpkin seeds also contain magnesium levels that are helpful in aiding constipation. 

Fiber and tartaric acid make raisins the perfect food to sprinkle on cereal or snack on throughout the day.

Eating high-fiber vegetables like sweet potatoes, corn, spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower is one of the easiest ways to add fiber to your diet.

Remain hydrated throughout the day, especially when eating fibers for smoother bowel movements.

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More help with constipation

If you’ve made daily adjustments and incorporated foods to help you go, but sometimes find you’re still backed up, it might be time to explore a medication solution. 

Check out Dulcolax® products to help your digestive system get moving with gentle overnight or fast-relief solutions. Find the Dulcolax® product that’s right for you.

Stay informed

Occasional constipation is a common condition with a wide range of possible causes. We know how unpredictable and frustrating constipation can be, so we are here to help you identify the possible causes and learn how to address them.