5 tips for smooth bowel movements
Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena
New Delhi: Constipation or irritable bowel movement is an ailment that almost all of us have come across at some point or the other. 'Pooping problem' is a topic that one hardly likes to discuss.
It is a common cause of painful defecation and can aggravate if not taken seriously. However, there is nothing to feel embarrassed about. Here are a few tips to ameliorate the irritation:
Lemon: Lemon is one remedy which most of the doctors recommend. Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon and a pinch of salt in it in the morning not only acts as a cleansing agent for the intestines, but also helps in smooth passage of stool.
Triphala powder: It acts as a great laxative. Just add one teaspoon of triphala powder in lukewarm water and a little honey and drink it just after you wake up empty stomach in the morning. It will work wonders.
Drink plenty of water: It flushes out all the toxins from the body and also provides fluidity for the flow of blood. It is advisable to to have at least 8 glasses of water for a smooth bowel movement.
Never ignore nature's call: Yes, last but certainly not the least, one should never ignore a nature's call as it is like inviting trouble for future.
Fiber: Consuming food rich in fiber can actually work wonders. So, it is advisable to start one's day with food that has high quantity of fiber like dried beans, prunes, figs etc. as fiber rich food acts like a sponge thereby preventing crams and stomach bloating.