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Around 14% people suffer from constipation atleast once during their lifetime reveals a study. Are you one of them? Next time you face the problem, eat these foods to ease the pain.

Summer is a least favourite season for many, all thanks to scorching heat, sweaty body and dehydration which can lead to scary health conditions like constipation. There are many other reasons that can cause constipation such as your lifestyle choices, eating habits as well as pregnancy. According to a study published in The American journal of gastroenterology, about 14% of people experience chronic constipation at some point in their life. The symptoms of this problem are passing stools less than three times per week, straining, lumpy or hard stools, feeling of being blocked or unable to pass a stool. Constipation can happen to anyone due to dehydration, poor or irregular diet, side effect of medications, any sort of illness or diseases affecting the nervous system and even mental disorders. Luckily, there are also many effective home remedies to treat constipation. Eating certain foods can help improve the condition by softening the stool, decreasing gut transit time and increasing stool frequency. Here are 6 such foods you can add in your diet to relieve constipation.

Apples: Apples are stuffed with nutrients like vitamin A, C, E, K and folate. This fruit is also free of fat and can help in fighting constipation. Drink apple juice to get rid of constipation.

Beans and Legumes: Legumes like chickpeas, soybeans, lentils, navy beans, and kidney beans are great sources of fiber which are considered good in fighting constipation. But be careful as beans and legumes can put you into a trouble of having gas. Also, if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) then these foods may worsen the situation.

Lemon juice: Lemon contains citric acid and acts as a stimulant in your digestive system. This flushes out toxins from your body providing you relief from constipation. You can squeeze lemon in hot water or lukewarm water and also add some honey for better results.

Prunes: These are rich in fibre and a go-to remedy for getting your digestion back on track. They also comprise of a phenolic compound that triggers the intestinal contraction that makes you want to use the washroom.

Raisins: Raisins are high in fibre and contain tartaric acid which has a laxative effect. Laxatives are the substances that loosen stools and increase bowel movements. Along with raisins, cherries and apricots are also rich in fibre which can help you treat your constipation.

Tea and Coffee: Coffee can stimulate your colon and work wonders for your constipation. Similarly other hot beverages like herbal tea can stimulate your colon as well and help you get relief from constipation.

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