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Fiber for Constipation Relief

Fiber helps you get constipation relief because it helps you maintain 1 or 2 bowel movements per day. But, even though you may have that many bowels, you may still have a serious condition that is developing in your colon.

Constipation is some times looked at as a nuisance. But in reality it is a condition that comes from physical and mental unbalances.

Because of this, constipation represents a serious condition and warning that you should not ignore.. So where do you start to get constipation relief? You start by eating more fiber.

Eating the right amount of fiber is tied to your overall health. In the past, no one knew much about fiber. It was thought that it had no value as it entered and exited the body. But now, we know that if you don't eat fiber you will live a short and painful death. Here are some of diseases that are related to not eating enough fiber.

All types of colon diseases


Breast cancer



Gastrointestinal disorders

Heart disease


Hiatus hernia

High blood pressure

High cholesterol

Prostate cancer


Fiber helps you get constipation relief because it helps you maintain 1 or 2 bowel movements per day. But, even though you may have that many bowels, you may still have a serious condition that is developing in your colon.

Fecal matter that travels through the colon can come out regularly, but if it leaves residue behind, stuck along your colon walls, then your daily movements are not enough to keep you healthy. This is where a colon cleanse comes in handy by removing accumulated waste and giving you a fresh clean colon to start with. Fiber also brushes up along colon walls to keep them clean.

What you need to do for constipation relief?

One of the first things that you need to do to keep your colon working better is to add more fiber to your diet. Fiber is not just for adding bulk to your stools so that they can be pushed out easily. Fiber has many additional functions and these will be described more in other articles. But for now increase your fiber intake.

Eighty percent or more of people in the United States eat around 8-10 ounces of fiber daily. So every week, start adding 2-3 more ounces so that the next week you have your intake to 10-12 ounces. Keep doing this weekly until you are eating 25-30 ounces per day and you will be one hundred miles ahead of 80% of the people in colon health. As you add more fiber to your diet, you can expect to create more gas, but this will change as your body gets use to eating more fiber.

So where do you get good fiber for constipation relief.

Fiber is found in fruits, vegetables and grains. It is a complex structure that keeps produce and grains from falling apart. Fiber is a subclass of carbohydrates. It consists mostly of cellulose, lignin, hemicellulose and pectin.

You get fiber from raw fruits and vegetables.

So snack on apples, mangos, strawberries, bananas, melons, oranges, and tangerines, grapes in the morning and between meals. Then eat a small raw salad with lunch and dinner.

As fiber bonds are broken up in the stomach, they move into your small intestine ready to make your colon function better... If you have eaten enough fiber during a meal, your stools will have a certain shape, size, color and consistency.

Start using more fiber to get good constipation relief. Not only will you feel better but you will be preventing many diseases that just waiting to be created in your body.

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