Best Foods To Help Treat Constipation

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A fig is a small, wrinkly-looking fruit that belongs to the mulberry family. They are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is especially useful for constipation as it helps form a soft, bulky stool in the digestive tract, and this type of stool is far easier for individuals to pass. Soluble fiber binds to fatty acids and slowly pushes the mass out of the individual's gastrointestinal tract by forming a gel. A serving of five dried or fresh figs contains approximately 3.5 grams of fiber. Many individuals include figs in their diet by roasting them in savory dishes, though they can also be included in garden salads and eaten raw with a little bit of tangy cheese or another dairy product.

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