It happens to everyone. You’re going about your week, living your life and then suddenly everything becomes irregular – or, to put it bluntly, you’re hit with constipation.
Not being able to go regularly is frustrating and sometimes even painful! Since so many things can cause the hold up, it can be hard to know which form of relief is best for you.
Aside from not eating enough fiber or drinking enough water, unavoidable causes (even aging!) can increase your odds of occasional constipation. But the undeniable fact is that whether you’re constipated a couple of times a year or once a week, this kind of struggle is REAL.
So, what’s a girl to do? Before going to the drug store, first give the kitchen a fair chance. Eating 25 to 35 grams of fiber daily could be the simple fix to your blockage.
But since you’re probably not sure how much fiber is in fruits and vegetables, here’s a handy list of the top 12 foods to eat and the amount of fiber they contain to help you get back on track:
Adding too many high-fiber foods to your diet at once can make you feel bloated and lead to another tricky issue: gas. It’s best to introduce one additional fibrous food per day. Stay tuned to Breasthealth.org for more info about what to do when you can’t go!