Certain foods cause constipation, when taken in high portions, or without a balance of good ‘colon cleansing’ foods. This is another example where knowledge is power. If you know what foods you should either avoid, or reduce considerably, you will be well on your way to taking better care of your colon. This is yet another way of helping your body heal itself from the many diseases around us.
This list is in no particular order. Think about your last meal and discover innovative ways you can can help yourself enjoy better health through the foods you eat. So here is the my partial list of foods that cause constipation.
1. Potato: Potato is high in starch.
Usually, we eat too much of it when we consume mash potatoes, french fries, hash browns and instant mix potatoes. If you feel you must have potatoes, you should reduce the quantity.
2. Meats fall into the category of foods that cause constipation because it is harder to digest.
Anything that slows down the digestive process and remains in the stomach for too long, will cause constipation. Too much meat will do that to you. This is another reason why meats and potatoes may not be too good for you, regardless of how cute it sounds to say you are a “meat and potatoes guy”.
3. Bread is one of the culprits
Bread generally falls into a category of foods that are low in fiber, because in processing, the natural fibers have been removed. This is not good. Pizza may be delicious, but it too contributes to constipation because it contains two of the major culprits; cheese and bread. If you think you must eat pizza, do so in moderation. The best bread is whole wheat bread with natural fiber.
4. Pasta: The main problem with pasta is that it has a lot of bulk but very little fiber.
This makes it more difficult to pass out of your body as stool. By drinking at least 1.3 liters of water per day you will help to keep your stool moist so it can be passed out easily through the natural process.
Although this is a shortened list of foods that cause constipation, it does not mean you should not eat them? However, if you do, you will have some difficulties. Remember that moderation is the key, along with a good mix of raw vegetables, fruits and nuts.
Source by Reginald Alexander