Apples are another fruit that provide a great remedy for constipation.
They are a good source of fiber, with a small apple providing about 4 grams of fiber (5).
Normally, fiber passes through your intestine undigested, helping in stool formation and promoting regular bowel movements (6).
Not only that, apples also contain a specific type of fiber called pectin, which has a laxative effect.
A study shows that individuals with constipation who took pectin supplements after four weeks had reduced symptoms and even improved digestive health (7).
Flaxseeds have numerous health benefits and their ability to promote regularity makes them stand out.
A teaspoon serving of flaxseeds can provide you with at least 3 grams of fiber, including soluble and insoluble fiber (8).
Studies show that flaxseeds is a remedy for constipation and also speed up transit while also increasing stool frequency (9).
What’s more, flaxseed can also be used to treat both constipation and diarrhea.