Olive oil for constipation
Olive oil, especially extra virgin olive oil is effective for constipation. Olive oil makes stool slippery in large intestine. Oleic acid contained in olive oil is not absorbed in small intestines easily and reaches large intestines.
Drinking a cup of hot water with a table spoon of olive oil every morning is effective.
Because olive oil makes oil film on the surface of intestines, hot water drunken together doesn’t cool down easily and warms intestines, leading to dissolving constipation. If it is difficult to drink, adding a table spoon of olive oil in a cup of soup is also effective. When you touch your abdomen, if it feels cold, the constipation is caused by the cold in the abdomen. So this method is effective.
What are other things to be careful to dissolve constipation?
Eating brown rice is sometimes not good for constipation because the fibers contained in brown rice is water-insoluble dietary fibers so if you don’t chew well, they happen to block the intestines. White rice with barley in the ratio of 2: 1 is recommended because barley is rich in water-soluble dietary fibers. Because water-soluble dietary fibers deliver water to the intestines, stools become soft, resulting in dissolving constipation.
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