10 Beneficial Foods That Can Assist in Relieving Constipation

Raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are delicious constipation remedies.

Berries Make Sweet Treats

Prather believes popcorn is a low-calorie method to gain fiber. But too much salt and butter could negate its benefits. 

Pop some air-popped popcorn

Per cup, lentils and beans have twice the fiber of other vegetables.  Lima, great northern, and kidney beans offer less fiber but still provide 4.5 g or more per ½ cup. 

Try Beans for a Big Fiber Boost

Dates, figs, prunes, apricots, and raisins are another source of constipation-relieving fiber.

Snack on Dried Fruit

Constipation can be avoided by eating 100% whole grain bread. High in fiber and complex carbs, whole-grain breads are low in fat. 

Switch to Whole-Grain Bread

Used to taste like cardboard, high-fiber breakfast cereals taste better now. “There are so many wonderful high-fiber cereals now".

Start Your Day With High-Fiber Cereal

Broccoli is fiber-rich. No calories, lots of nutrients. Raw broccoli maximizes fiber as boiling reduces it. Broil, bake, or steam broccoli to cut calories. 

Bring on the Broccoli

Due to its fiber content, fruit may reduce constipation and bloating. Fiber and pectin in plum, pear, and apple skins make them wonderful.

Eat More Plums, Pears, and Apples

NUTS are another fiber powerhouse. The best are almonds, pecans, and walnuts. Nuts are high in calories, so limit your intake. 

Surround Yourself With Nuts

Good news, potato lovers: One medium cooked potato with skin offers 3.8 g fiber. Better yet, a roasted sweet potato with skin has 4.8 g of fiber. 

Get the Skinny on Baked Potatoes

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