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September 24, 2012 7:05 AM
I need to find food that would help me regulate my digestive system. Any suggestions?
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September 24, 2012 7:09 AM
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September 24, 2012 7:10 AM
I have found yogurt has helped alot.
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September 24, 2012 7:12 AM
This is not a food, but I find if I take a magnesium supplement every day I have no problem at all being regular. My mother-in-law swears by greek yogurt keeping her regular.
September 24, 2012 7:13 AM
High fiber foods like lentils and probiotic containing foods like yogurt.
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September 24, 2012 7:15 AM
I drink a cup of coffee every morning and that seems to do the trick.
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September 24, 2012 7:22 AM
Early on I ate yogurt and took a fiber supplement. Now that I've been eating healthy for a while, my body has adjusted and I don't need either... but actually have grown to like the yogurt so still eat it a few times per week. The other key is to stay sufficiently hydrated. If you are a coffee drinker, that can work too.
September 24, 2012 7:30 AM
I am hydrated. I drink about 5-8 cups a day. I sometimes take prune juice but not much help. I try flax seed but doesn't work as much as well. I haven't tried magnesium yet and fiber supplements. I'm looking more into greek yogurts! If that doesn't work I'll go into mangesium. thanks for the help!
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September 24, 2012 7:33 AM
I eat Greek Yoghurt to support the digestive process and assimilation of nutrients and a whole slab of good dietary fat to help the regularity.
Edited by DeadVim On September 24, 2012 7:33 AM
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September 24, 2012 7:34 AM
Agree on the coffee! I'm also eating more greek yogurt, but haven't notice any significant changes that make me take notice.
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September 24, 2012 7:35 AM
Yogurt, fiber and water does the trick.
September 24, 2012 7:44 AM
Greek yogurt. Daily.

And not the stuff that is full of sugar and fruit. I like plain Greek Yogurt and I add my own mix-ins, or Chobani.
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September 24, 2012 9:14 AM
Yogurt and Oatmeal works for me! Along with lots of water throughout the day :-)
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September 24, 2012 9:16 AM
generic version of sugar free Metamucil. Works great. Keeps me quite regular.
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September 24, 2012 9:17 AM
Nothing keeps me going like a nice lemon wedge in my waters.
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September 24, 2012 9:19 AM
Coffee does the trick, but I also like the drinkable probiotic yogurts
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September 24, 2012 9:22 AM
Ground Flax Seeds to yogurt, oatmeal, soups, and stews. Apples, Coffee, and Berries everyday. Add lentils and all kinds of beans to your diet.
September 24, 2012 9:25 AM
Chia seeds and lots of water. Extra servings of raw veggies will help also.
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September 24, 2012 9:25 AM
Try eating lots of raw foods. Berries have a good amount of fiber. Fruits, vegetables, and seeds. I like making smoothies with flax seed or oat bran tossed in, along with rasberries, blueberries, banana, and random other things. Sometimes a cup more of water per day can help and an extra walk after each meal.
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September 24, 2012 9:26 AM
5 to 8 cups of water a day may not be enough, depending on your size.

One recommendation is to divide your weight in pounds by two, and that's the minimum number of ounces of water you should be drinking.

High fiber foods (whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, legumes), probiotics (yoghurt, kefir etc), exercise, and water all help. Coffee can help get things moving, but fiber and water are crucial.
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September 24, 2012 9:29 AM
Eat fruit as soon as you get out of bed in the morning. It'll flush right through you. Eat a lot of good quality yogurt.
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September 24, 2012 9:30 AM
A big thumbs up to dietary fats.

These help more than water and fiber. Sometimes too much fiber inflames the gut, even with lots of water it just makes too much bulk in there.

In our "low fat" world it is hard to get comfortable with eating more, but our bodies really do need it and fat isn't what makes you fat anyway.

I also would recommend a good pro-biotic. One with at least 30 billion bacterias per day. Kefir and sauerkraut are also a great fermented foods that will give the gut a push!

Experiment!
September 24, 2012 9:32 AM
Yogurt and hemp seeds are both great!
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September 24, 2012 10:19 AM
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Chia seeds and lots of water. Extra servings of raw veggies will help also.

This.

plus some greek yogurt.
September 24, 2012 1:47 PM
I take a digestive enzyme, helps the body digest food better,get the nitrition out of food and with getting protein broken down easier.
Made a difference for sure.you get them from health food storessmile

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