5 Juice Recipes That Can Help End Your Constipation Problems
According to The American Journal of Gastroenterology, over the counter medications now dominate primary therapy of Chronic Constipation in the USA. This is a worrisome trend, because the ‘USA today’ has reported that laxatives can cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalances, when taken too often or in higher-than-recommended doses. So, the best option is dietary changes, by boosting the intake of foods that can help ending your constipation problems.
Constipation affects roughly 12 to 19 percent of the population in North America, and might lead to or boost the risk for more serious complications such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fecal incontinence, colonic conditions and urologic disorders, according to recent reports. Therefore, its very important knowing what to consume regularly in your diet, by prioritizing foods that have the capabilities of ending your constipation problems, you will see the results.
There are basic anti- constipation measures that you can take, that can end your constipation problems, some of which include: eating more fiber through foods and fruits that contain both: fiber and sorbitol. Fruits like: green kiwi fruit, prunes and persimmon have been studied and proven to help regulating bowel movements. Some other fruits and greens that are rich in fibers are: raspberries, beet greens, pear, cranberries, kale and grapefruit. You can click here for an extended list of fiber rich foods.
With the varied list of foods aforementioned, which have the ability to help improve bowel movements. Here are 5 juice recipes that can help ending your constipation problems.
1) Grapefruit green smoothie
1 grapefruit, peeled, seeds removed (reserve juice)
1 large sweet apple, cored and skin removed 2 cups spinach
1 large ripe banana, previously sliced and frozen
2-3 ice cubes
Unsweetened almond milk, water or orange juice to thin (~1/2 cup)
OPTIONAL: 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
Add all ingredients to a blender (including reserved grapefruit juice) and blend until creamy and smooth. Add more liquid if too thick, ice to thicken, and banana or apple to sweeten. Serves 2.
2) Kale and cranberry juice
1-2 large kale leaves
½ beetroot, scrubbed
1 pear or apple, cut up if needs be for your juicer
1 ‘skinny thumb’ of turmeric OR 1 tsp ground turmeric (stir the latter in if using)
2 carrots, trimmed
100g cranberries (1 heaped cup)
Add all ingredients to a blender and enjoy!
3) Carrot, Pear, Raspberry, Cucumber Juice
4 or 5 carrots
1 pear (I used a green Anjou)
12 ounces of organic raspberries
Juice all of the ingredients. Serve immediately with ice, if you wish.
4) prune juice constipation blend
½ cup coconut milk
½ cup organic prune juice (check the ingredient label for possible hidden ingredients)
1 leaf organic kale
¼ cup organic mixed berries, frozen
1 tsp flax seed
Simply throw everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Easy AND effective!
5) Kiwi fruit and persimmon juice
2 Kiwi fruits Peeled!
1 Persimmon fruit. Peeled!
1 Orange (Juice only!)
1 Apple – Peeled and cored.
1/2 cups Spinach
Place everything into blender with some ice (optional) and blend until desired consistency, if you want it to be thinner then please feel free to add some water starting at around a quarter of a cup!
Once you make the dietary changes that will help ending your constipation problems. It is important to not stop, so that the problem does not re-occur. Also, a healthier dietary habit will not only help with constipation, but will also improve overall health, since you will be ingesting foods that are packed with nutrients. For example, just taking 3 fruits suggested in this article, kiwi fruit has been reported lower blood pressure, persimmons are rich in a nutrient called fistein, which studies demonstrated may prevent alzheimers memory loss, and grapefruit that has been raved for its antioxidant compound called Naringenin, which can potentially become a treatment for type 2 diabetes, according to scientists.