A plumber for your bowels
Ready to resume your regular relationship with the bathroom? Get more fiber into your diet. Men 50 and younger need 38g of fiber a day, while ladies should aim for about 25g. And if you need some suggestions on where to get it, here are some other foods to nosh on that can help move things along.
“Fiber is nature's best constipation aid. High sources include whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits, and veggies. Plus consume with lots of water,” Palmer says.
However you get your fiber, beware of how much and how quickly you consume it. Very bad things can happen.
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Kristen Fischer is a freelance writer from New Jersey who’s learned more about poop than she ever wished. Connect with her at @kristenfischer.