A low daily intake of fibre, vegetables and whole grain products, as well as a high intake of convenience foods have made constipation a common problem. A lack of exercise can further aggravate this scenario. Constipation on the long run can have serious long-term implications, like cancer. A regular bowel movement indicates a healthy bowel and an absence of any complications.

What can be considered as a regular bowel movement? This can range from three bowel movements per day up to one bowel movement every three days.

Nutritional intervention:

You need a diet that is high in water-holding fibre combined with lots of fluid. Small and regular meals also contribute to a regular bowel movement.


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