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5 misunderstandings on preventing constipation

Misunderstanding 1: no meat and less rice
Some people think that one can relieve constipation by eating less meat and rice. In fact it is worsening constipation. Gastrointestinal movement requires power supply, and normal diet can ensure the normal operation, or else the body waste is difficult to discharge. However, as high protein diet has insufficient stimulation to the stomach, so every meal we should have carbohydrates and food with high fiber.

Misunderstanding 2: light meal without oil
Many people who have constipation think that they may have eaten too many rich meals and turn into eating vegetarian. In fact, the human body also need lubrication. People with constipation actually need to have more oil, especially the sesame oil and its "predecessor" sesame. A spoonful of sesames a day can improve constipation.


Misunderstanding 3: eating a large amount of fruit and vegetables
The dietary fiber in fruits and vegetables can surely relieve constipation, but excessive intake will cause flatulence and abdominal pain. For people with poor gastrointestinal function, it will cause excessive stimulation to the stomach if they eat too many of the fruits or vegetables. Dietary fiber has very strong water absorption ability and the ability to combine with water, so the volume of waste will increase, the operation speed will be fastened, which can reduce the time that harmful material staying in intestines. Therefore, while eat prandial fiber, drink more water at the same time.

Misunderstanding 4: eating more bananas
The banana can lubricate the bowels, but only ripe bananas. Unripe bananas contain more tannic acid which has convergent effect. It can restrain the gastrointestinal peristalsis, the bowel movements will not be smooth and aggravate constipation if eating too many unripe bananas. Generally speaking, we should put the bananas in the ventilate place until they have got black spots on the peels, but the inside part doesn't turn bad.

Misunderstanding 5: drinking much tea
Many people think that drinking tea can help clear the excessive heat in the body and plays the role of improving constipation. In fact, people who have constipation should not drink much tea as tea has convergent effect and will aggravate constipation. Those with constipation can drink more water . The amount of water should be 2-3 times more than the usual volume. Divide the water drinking into 8-10 times to drink.

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