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Constipation is an issue caused by imbalance and infection throughout the entire digestive system inside of the body, and accessory organs (liver, gallbladder, pancreas). One key culprit is overgrowth of a Candida/fungal overgrowth. As Americans, we feed Candida with the bad foods we consume, mainly processed sugars or anything that converts to a sugar.
Constipation can last hours, days, or weeks in some cases. When a person passes less than three bowel movements a week, or has difficult bowel movements that’s considered constipation according to the Mayo Clinic. However, the healthiest people have at least 1-3 bowel movements per day.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, The causes of constipation are Eating foods low in fiber. Not drinking enough water (dehydration). Not getting enough exercise. Changes in your regular routine, such as traveling or eating or going to bed at different times.
Foods to avoid
According to heathline.com:
Alcohol. Alcohol is frequently mentioned as a likely cause of constipation.
Gluten-containing foods. Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, and triticale.
Milk and dairy products.
Fried or fast foods.
Foods to eat
According to NIDDK:
whole grains, such as whole wheat bread and pasta, oatmeal, and bran flake cereals.
legumes, such as lentils, black beans, kidney beans, soybeans, and chickpeas.
fruits, such as berries, apples with the skin on, oranges, and pears.
vegetables, such as carrots, broccoli, green peas, and collard greens.