What’s This I Hear About Fiber and More Bowel Movements?
Foods with fiber are scientifically proven to help curb cravings and keep you fuller longer. If you are trying to have more bowel movements due to constipation or disease conditions, foods with fiber are able to help you go more frequently and can help you to be able to establish a regular schedule for yourself again. Here are a few examples of foods with fiber that can help regulate your bowel movements.
Foods With Fiber
• Whole grain breads, buns, pasta and muffins
• Cereals with at least 5 grams of fiber in a serving
• Oat bran
• Barley, popcorn, corn or brown rice
• Dried apricots, prunes and raisins
• Blackberries, raspberries and strawberries
• Oranges, apple, avocado, mango
• Broccoli, spinach and peas
• Kidney beans, lima beans and chick peas
• Leafy green vegetables
Foods with fiber do not have to taste bad, as you can always add spices to them in order to fit them into your diet. If you normally have a sandwich for lunch, substitute a mixed green salad with a few raisins and you will have your daily fiber intake for the day. It is suggested that a minimum of 21 grams of fiber a day for women and men should have 30 grams at a minimum daily. This is essential to digestive tract health and for regular bowel movements to occur. If you are having problems with too many bowel movements, the right amount of fiber in your diet can reverse this problem. If you are not having enough bowel movements on the other hand, foods with fiber can help this to occur regularly for you.
As with all dietary changes, it is best to talk with your doctor if you have a medical condition prior to starting or adding new things to your diet.