Add This To Your Diet This Week To Ease Constipation (No It’s Not Fibre) 7 years ago

Add This To Your Diet This Week To Ease Constipation (No It’s Not Fibre)

Constipation can be uncomfortable, painful and not to mention embarrassing. Whether you’re changing your diets, or drinking a tonic, sometimes your best efforts leave you feeling bloated and in discomfort.

We’ve all felt discomfort at trying to use the toilet, but now experts are recommending adding a natural mineral to your diet to improve your bowel movements.


While the case for increasing your fibre intake has long been acknowledged, taking mineral magnesium before bed should help soothe any signs of constipation.


The natural solution will not only be easier on your gut, but promotes the

So how does the magnesium work on your tummy troubles?


Magnesium increases water in your intestines, which activates a wavelike motion that moves the water through your intestines. As well as softening the stool, it also relaxes the muscles in your intestines which will encourage a gentle rhythm of the colon muscles.

Before taking a laxative, or over the counter supplement, try incorporating magnesium into your diet with foods rich in the mineral.

Common foods you’ll find in your shopping basket high in magnesium include:

  • Almonds — 80mg
  • Dark leafy greens — 78mg
  • Cashews — 74mg
  • Black beans — 60mg
  • Avocado — 44mg
  • Brown Rice — 42mg
  • Banana — 1 whole; 32mg
  • Salmon — 26mg

Salmon For a real belly-flattening meal, grill or steam salmon with a bit of lemon and serve with asparagus. Mmm… Salmon, like mackerel, is a good source of lean protein and a rich source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

The recommended daily intake of magnesium for adults range from 310 – 420mg.