Constipated? Eat These Foods to Help You Poop

Playing Having Trouble Pooping? Eat These Foods!

ER physician Dr. Travis Stork jokes, “Constipation is such a pain in the butt!” He says that 42 million people in the U.S. deal with it.

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Luckily, proctologist Dr. David Rosenfeld joins The Doctors to share four foods that help you poop.

  1. Chia Seeds -- Chia seeds absorb water which helps with lubrication. They are also packed with fiber. These little seeds are tasteless and Dr. Rosenfeld suggests throwing them on top of salads or into smoothies.
     
  2. Coconut Oil -- Oil acts as a lubricant. Dr. Rosenfeld says all you need is about a tablespoon of coconut oil. You can eat it in salad dressing, in food, or alone.
     
  3.  Kiwi -- Dr. Rosenfeld shares the findings of two studies that showed kiwi helped with irritable bowel and constipation. Kiwi is a berry so it’s an antioxidant, which also contains fiber.
     
  4. Greek Yogurt -- Yogurt contains probiotics which are the good bacteria beneficial for immunity and helping you go in the bathroom!

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Mix these four ingredients together and you’ve got yourself a “Better Bowel Bowl.” Check out the recipe here.