4 Unlikely Foods for Treating Constipation

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

Many of us now sadly prefer to rely on processed convenient foods as a source of daily nutrition, without ever giving a second thought to what these foods might be doing to the state of our digestive health.

As a result of these modern day meals, constipation is now a common occurrence and exactly the reason why many people visit their doctors, in the hope they will give them a drug to treat it.


But there is another way, a gentler way than using medication to relieve the constipation you or someone you know may be suffering from. And these options are natural, and as you will see are also quite tasty too!

1. Blackstrap Molasses

Blackstrap molasses is commonly used as a sweetener and is a favourite in health food stores because of its incredibly rich source of trace minerals such as iron, copper, and manganese. And surprisingly, this syrup can help with constipation.

To try this method to relieve your constipation you will need to boil some water and add 2 teaspoons of unsulfured, organic blackstrap molasses to it, once it is cooled drink it like you would a glass of water. The best time to try this method is first thing in the morning so you can help to get your stools softening over the course of the day, to hopefully bring on a bowel movement later that day.

Many people find that this natural remedy helps even more so if used on a long-term basis, and that it can also help give you a natural energy boost.