Though it is definitely not a favorite topic to talk about, your poop definitely deserves your attention. Your poop and bowel movements can reveal a lot of important information about your overall health, especially when you are not regular.
Namely, constipation is a common concern for a lot of people today and it can be a result of numerous factors, including low fluid intake and unhealthy diet or the presence of some bacteria or emotional imbalance.
This being said, you definitely need to check out your poop from time to time and learn what it “tells” you about your health. Continue reading the article to learn more.
Different Types of Poop Mean Different Things
Before we go on to present the Bristol Stool Chart, we should mention a couple of important facts about poop, also known as feces or stool. Namely, it comes in different colors, smells, and shapes and a healthy poop requires minimal strain and no pain.
The passing of stool should not take more than 10 to 15 minutes- if you need longer, you may have a health problem like constipation, hemorrhoids or some other complication.
If you have noticed blood in your stool, it is important to consult your physician.
According to the Bristol Stool Chart, which you can see below, there are 7 distinct types of poop and meanings.
How to Pass Healthy Stool & Have Regular Bowel Movements
Without doubt, every person has probably experienced constipation, at least once in their life. According to statistics, irregular bowel movement affects every 1 in 10 individuals.
One of the major contributing factors to constipation are excessive stress, poor physical activity, aging, specific meds, low intake of fiber and water, and more.
Taking into account how uncomfortable and unhealthy constipation can be, the focus of this article will be to show one of the most natural and potent way to relieve it, that is, a DIY laxative with simple, yet potent ingredients.
DIY All-Natural Laxative: Homemade Jam
The ingredients you will need are the following ones:
Chop the dates and prunes in small bits and then put them in the boiled water. Bring them to cook until the mixture thickens. Turn off the heat and remove it. Wait for it to cool down before transferring it in a proper container like a jar.
Use: You can eat it for breakfast spread on a slice of bread or combine it with your oatmeal or a cup of yogurt. There are numerous different options to choose from! Enjoy…
Why this DIY Jam Helps Us Regulate Our Bowel Movements?
This homemade jam is the perfect natural remedy for those that struggle with constipation as prunes are abundant in fiber and sorbitol. Sorbitol is a natural sugar which softens the stool and prevents constipation.
Important to Note:
In some cases, constipation may be a warning symptom of serious health problems like stomach or colorectal cancer. If it is followed by abdominal ache or bloody stool, consult your physician right away!
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