8 Foods to Trigger a Bowel Movement

· December 14, 2018
When you take care of your intestines you’re also promoting the optimal function of your entire body. By eating these foods that are rich in fiber, you’ll go to the bathroom more frequently

Try the following recommendations in order to alleviate your constipation and irregular bowel movements. You’ll notice a quick difference after including these foods into your diet.

First of all, remember your colon contains no more than 100 billion parasites, bacteria, and yeast. All of them contribute to the proper elimination of waste.

It’s also important to drink plenty of water, and eat high fiber foods including fruits and vegetables that help with having the proper combination and amount of microbes.


Flax-seed will cause you to have bowel movements regularly. This type of seed contains a lot of fiber.  At least two grams per tablespoon. For this reason, it’s a great choice for people who suffer from constipation.

Best of all, they are good to combine with just about any food. Don’t hesitate to add this excellent seed to things like smoothies or even pasta sauces. Try it yourself.

See also: Black seed and its healing powers


Apples are an amazing fruit. They’re known for having large quantities of minerals and essential nutrients. 

Apples always help you have good bodily function. Thanks to their high amount of a soluble fiber known as pectin, they can help improve healthy bowel movements.


Raisins are rich in fiber. In fact, a single raisin contains one gram of fiber, so this is definitely a food helpful for digestive problems.

Additionally, raisins contain constipation fighting sugars such as sorbitol and fructosan that act as laxatives.

Read also: Prunes to prevent bone mass loss

4-Kiwi fruit

Kiwi is another food that will help you have healthy bowel movements. One kiwi can provide at least five grams of fiber. Likewise, this fruit is high in vitamin C and contains lots of antioxidants.  So it’s a good choice for your skin and intestines.


As everyone already knows, oranges are high in vitamin C, but you may not know they are high in fiber.

So the next time you want to eat an orange – – don’t just drink the juice – – eat the entire fruit. This way, you’ll benefit from all the fiber in the pulp with a low amount of calories.


Oatmeal is known for its anti-cholesterol properties, but it’s also can provide less than two grams of soluble and insoluble fiber, per half a cup. The fiber coats and softens the stool, helping your body eliminate waste faster and effectively.


Yogurt is another powerful food for having good bowel movements. The lactobacillus probiotic bacteria contained in yogurt help you with healthy digestion. This food is great for people who have constipation problems.


Beans are a type of legume that provide almost twice as much fiber than any other vegetable. They are a well-rounded food that can be eaten along with different dishes. Beans can be added to varieties of stews as well as salads. Another option is to make vegetarian hamburger patties with cooked beans.

If you include any of these foods into your diet you’ll see the improvement in the biochemistry of your intestines and you won’t have troubles going to the bathroom.

If you take care of your intestines, your body will be functioning correctly. These recommendations will help you, so don’t take them for granted before your condition gets even worse.


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