What a lot of people are carrying out is eating more dietary fibers, fermented foods or exercise for the intestine.
But there is an easy method good to carry out in summer.
That is eating cold carbohydrates because they contain Resistant starch.
Resistant starch (RS) is any starch that is not digested and absorbed in the stomach or small intestine and pass on to the large intestine, and is included in carbohydrates such as pasta, bread and rice.
Carbohydrates usually contain a lot of starch, but if carbohydrates are cooled, the starch in carbohydrates changes to resistant starch. Resistant starch increased by cooling reaches the large intestine without digesting in the small intestine. That increases the amount of stool and makes excretion easier. The effect of losing weight healthfully is expected as well.
2 constipated females tried to eat cold rice meals for a week. Their bowel movement had been once every four to five days before the experiment, but they had bowel movements almost every day and lost weight.
Cold rice can be replaced by other carbohydrates such as pasta.
Recipes using Cold Rice (Fig. 1)
1. Cold Rice with Okra, Yamaimo, Ume-plume and Mentsuyu (needle soup)
2. Cold Rice with tofu, Avocado and Wasabi soy source, sesame oil and scallion
3. Cold Rice with Mozuku vinegar, Tomato, Cucumber and grated Ginger