Without doubt, every person has probably experienced constipation, at least once in their life. According to statistics, irregular bowel movement affects every 1 in 10 individuals.
One of the major contributing factors to constipation are excessive stress, poor physical activity, aging, specific meds, low intake of fiber and water, and more.
Taking into account how uncomfortable and unhealthy constipation can be, the focus of this article will be to show one of the most natural and potent way to relieve it, that is, a DIY laxative with simple, yet potent ingredients.
DIY All-Natural Laxative: Homemade Jam
The ingredients you will need are the following ones:
150 grams of pitted dates, i.e. 1 cup
150 grams of prunes, i.e. 1 cup
5 cups of boiled water
Chop the dates and prunes in small bits and then put them in the boiled water. Bring them to cook until the mixture thickens. Turn off the heat and remove it. Wait for it to cool down before transferring it in a proper container like a jar.
Use: You can eat it for breakfast spread on a slice of bread or combine it with your oatmeal or a cup of yogurt. There are numerous different options to choose from! Enjoy…
Why this DIY Jam Helps Us Regulate Our Bowel Movements?
This homemade jam is the perfect natural remedy for those that struggle with constipation as prunes are abundant in fiber and sorbitol. Sorbitol is a natural sugar which softens the stool and prevents constipation.
Important to Note:
In some cases, constipation may be a warning symptom of serious health problems like stomach or colorectal cancer. If it is followed by abdominal ache or bloody stool, consult your physician right away!
Other Tips to Avert Constipation
- Increase your intake of foods rich in fiber like veggies and fruits
- Drink sufficient amounts of water per day
- Get the needed amount of sleep per night
- Avoid alcohol