How To Have a Good Bowel Movement Every Day

Playing How to Start Your Day with a Number Two

The Doctors answer a viewer question about how to ensure you have a great bowel movement every day.

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We reached out to proctologist and colorectal surgeon Dr. David Rosenfeld for tips on making sure your number 2 is happening daily. He stresses that being regular in your routine is key and suggests these tips:

Fiber: He says everyone should be getting 30 grams per day but explains that most people only take in around 8 to 10 grams. He says psyllium powder, 7-grain bread, whole wheat bread, bran cereal are great ways to get more fiber in your diet.

Probiotics: Dr. Rosenfeld says these can help to make bowel movements more regular, smooth, easy and clean. These can be found in yogurt, probiotic drinks, and fermented teas.

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Fruits and vegetables: He says these are important to eat with every meal and will help with digestion and going to the bathroom.