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13 Foods That Will Help You Poop Better
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Published: Aug 29, 2015

Everyone likes being fancy. And the more we scramble to have an aura of sophistication, the more we ignore very basic things that start happening to our bodies. Simply put, people avoid the right kind of food and poop like a plaque.  Pooping is an extremely natural process and, no matter how disgusting you may find it, there is no denying the feeling you get when you’ve taken a satisfying dump. You feel invincible, like you could do absolutely anything. But there are times at which your stomach is upset and you can think of nothing else. So if you want those bowels to actually move, here are some poop saving foods you should try!

1. Leafy Greens

When eaten fresh, they are full of water, iron, magnesium and fibre that helps everything in that tummy of yours to run properly.

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Source: secretlyhealthy.com

2. Coffee

According to research, coffee has bowel-stimulation properties because of the caffeine and other substances that make up the brew. So, if you are having a little trouble going number two, you can always have a cup of coffee after a meal.

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3. Oatmeal and berries

Oatmeal is full of fibre and berries are packed with good vitamins and minerals. You cannot go wrong with a full bowl of this delicious goodness.

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4. Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor, and the digestive issues, away! ;)

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Source: blog.heart.org

5. Potatoes

A boiled potato can help turn that frown upside down. If it’s diarrhea that bothers you, this is the easiest solution.

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6. Prunes aka Aloo bukhara

Prunes and prune juice are famous for making those bowels really move it move it! Have them dry or fresh or squeezed and you’re good to go!

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Source: tsotiliprunes.com

7. Lentils

A great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, lentils are often included in diet programs for the very purpose of getting your bowels to shake it.

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8. Yogurt

Plain organic yogurt not only helps with heartburn, it is also a natural anti-septic. And it’s great for your digestive system. Warning: Some of the commercially produced yogurts may carry sugars that can cause the ‘c’ word. (constipation)

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9. Beans

Beans are a good source of fibre and magnesium. You can have a bowl of any beans of your choice and it will help relieve constipation!

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Source: primalpotential.com

10. Oranges

We prefer that you peal and eat oranges rather than gulping down a glass of OJ that loses all its fibre and nutrients along the way.

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11. Olives

Olives and olive oil ensure the secretion of bile juice. You want those juices to be secreted at the time for proper digestion.

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12. Dark Chocolate

This is one other reason to eat chocolate. Dark chocolates have loads of magnesium that helps relax the muscles in our digestive tract.

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Source: tryloveroom.com

13. Popcorn

This is a better snack than any other form of junk food. Corn is excellent for you whether popped or not.

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Source: bakeryandsnacks.com

Also, if you are interested in judging the state of your health, examine your poop. No seriously, do it. This chart will help:

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Source: HealthWorks.my via HuffingtonPost