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Home Remedies For Constipation: 6 Unlikely Foods That Will Make You Go

Can’t get your bowels moving? These six surprising foods — from coffee to air-popped popcorn — can naturally provide constipation relief to make you "go" Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

At one time or another, we all have been caught in a compromising position in the bathroom where we feel bloated and gassy but can’t move our bowels once we plop on the toilet Despite lifting our feet up and down, and straining our body, we only end up depleting our energy, and remain bloated and uncomfortable in the most inopportune places, such as work or school Luckily, there are surprising foods that can actually give us a much-needed push and make us “go” without much delayVerify Email AddressCheck Your EmailFollow the link we sent to youremail address to verify your account.

1 Cook Beans

2 Drink Coffee

3 Eat Dark Chocolate

4 Snack on Air-Popped Popcorn

Popcorn can be a tasty way to add more fiber to your diet, as long as it’s low in calories Avoid adding salt or butter to preserve its benefits This snack is a whole grain which can be an effective constipation remedy The insoluble fiber in while grains helps keep you regular and prevent constipation, says the Whole Grains Council

5 Crunch on Radishes

Radish is a vegetable that often goes neglected but can actually provide several benefits, including constipation relief It's able to detoxify the liver, push excess bile out, and promote peristalsis, producing a healthy bowel movement Radishes are considered roughage — composed of indigestible carbohydrates — that facilitate digestion, water retention, and fix constipation, according to organicfactsnet Add this vegetable to your salad to prevent constipation

6 Get a Spoon Full of Yogurt

Yogurt is an excellent source of probiotics, which promotes healthy digestion “One of the best natural remedies most people don't know about is taking probiotics,” Ferguson said Examples of probiotics include Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Sacchromyces boulardi, which are available in supplement form and some foods such as yogurt However, not all yogurts are created equal Avoid yogurts that contain lots of sugar and opt for plain organic yogurts that have a good soruce of probiotics

Next time you feel bloated and uncomfortable, grab yourself one of these foods to get natural constipation relief without colon-damaging laxatives