Are you constipated?-by Dr Harold Gunatillake

Are you constipated?-by Dr Harold Gunatillake Approximately 100 million people in the United States suffer from constipation and that these people spend $700 million yearly on constipation-relief products. What a shame when constipation is easily avoided through healthy diet and cleansing. Eating fruits Fruits are expensive and most people in Sri Lanka unfortunately cannot afford to eat daily.  They contain high fibre, forms bulk in your gut and makes your smooth muscles activated and with water helps stools the right consistency to pass easily. Dried fruits are loaded with fibre and is one of the foods that help relieve constipation. Bananas, figs, prunes, apples, mangoes. Mangoes are seasonal, and available in Sri Lanka during certain months of the year. They are low-calorie and high in fibre and is a great source of vitamin A and C, contains calcium, zinc, and vitamin E. There is a remarkably high fibre mango called ‘Kohu amba’ in Sinhalese. Kohu means fibre. There is one kind of mango sold in Florida called Valencia Pride. The…

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