A fiber filled constipation remedy

    Everyone experiences a bout of constipation now and then. If you have constipation more than occasionally or have severe pain or bleeding, you should definitely see your doctor — these are possible signs of serious digestive disorders. But often constipations is simply the result of consuming too little fiber, and adding more fiber to your diet is the simple remedy. The average adult needs between 25 and 30 grams of fiber a day to ward off constipation, far less than most of us typically eat. But to avoid bloating and cramping, you don’t want to suddenly go from eating 10 grams of fiber to 25 in a day, says Charlene Prather, MD, advisor to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and an associate professor of internal medicine at St. Louis University Medical School in Missouri. Add more fiber-filled foods to your diet gradually, and…


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