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Dietary measures to prevent constipation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i just wanted to know more abt constipation
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and what diet should one follow
Doctor :   Wht do you wnt to know
User :   to avoid costipation
Doctor :   Constipation is visiting loo less than 3 times per week
Doctor :   It is mainly because of lack of water and fibre substances in the diet we take
Doctor :   mainly
Doctor :   although the causes are many
User :   ok
User :   so what are the vegetables one shuld take and the fibre content diet
Doctor :   the lifesytle needs to be changed
Doctor :   Late rising in the morning and rushing to school/work
Eating junk food and avoiding food which is rich in roughage
Drinking less fluids
User :   ok is walking good or any sort of exercise
Doctor :   also cause the constipastion
Doctor :   You have to take care of diet
Doctor :   Legumes
Doctor :   Whole Grains - wheat XXXXXXXX and oat XXXXXXXX are present in a variety of cereals and breads.
Doctor :   Whole Fresh Fruits - the valuable pectin fibre is found in the skin and pulp. Figs, prunes and raspberries have the highest fibre content.
Doctor :   Cooked or Stewed Fruits - prunes and applesauce are good choices.
Doctor :   Most important ly
Doctor :   Green Leafy Vegetables - lettuce, spinach,
Doctor :   Root Vegetables - potatoes, turnips and carrots are all excellent sources.
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