Food Therapy for Constipation

Updated: Sep 29, 2019


Constipation is defined as having 3 or less bowel movements in a week or having a hard, dry, or difficult-to-pass stool. Ideally, we should have 1-2 bowel movements per day, optimally between 5-7 am, the time the large intestine functions most optimally. See a list of the foods below that help to lubricate the intestines and promote a bowel movement.