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Vegitables for constipation and anemia

What vegetables you recomend for a patient with constipation and anemia
(March 1, 2011)

Foods For Constipation

Constipation is a digestive problem that leads to painful and strained bowel movements. Individuals suffering from constipation experience difficulty while eliminating the stools from the body. Constipation occurs when the stools become hard and dry. This makes it difficult for the stools to pass out from the body easily. There can be various causes of constipation.

Dehydration can occur when the body does not receive adequate water and fluids. Dehydration can cause the stools to become dry. Individuals who do not get enough dietary fiber through the diet may experience constipation. Fiber is essential for proper bowel movements. People who use over-the-counter laxatives excessively may also suffer from constipation. Many women complain of constipation during the later stages of pregnancy. This could be due to the hormonal changes occurring in the body. Other causes of constipation include sedentary lifestyle, intake of certain medications, inadequate intake of magnesium and delay of bowel movements.

The treatment of constipation depends upon the underlying cause. One of the best ways to ease constipation is to follow a proper diet. In most cases, an unhealthy diet is responsible for constipation. Therefore it is possible to alleviate the condition by consuming certain foods. Younger women tend to experience constipation and anemia due to blood loss during menstruation. Both of these conditions may be associated with hormonal fluctuations in the body. Meals for constipation and anemia must include dark leafy green vegetables. Vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and asparagus are rich in iron and also aid in better digestion. In case of anemia or iron deficiency due to inadequate intake of vitamin B12, it is advisable to consume fermented foods. One of the most beneficial fruits for constipation and anemia is the iron-rich dragon fruit which also contains dietary fiber. Recipes for constipation and anemia must include iron rich foods such as pumpkins, legumes, whole grains and tofu. Iron is also contained in chicken, turkey, beef and liver. Apart from including foods for anemia in the diet, it is also advisable to consult a doctor to determine the underlying cause of the condition.

There are various options of foods for constipation. A high fiber diet is beneficial for alleviating symptoms of constipation. Fiber intake should be about 20 to 35 grams on a daily basis. Some high fiber foods include cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries, walnuts and wheat. Including oats, legumes and rye in the diet is also helpful for those who suffer from chronic constipation. Fruits like figs and dates aid in good digestion and hence prevent constipation. Grapes are also a good addition to the constipation diet as it rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Papaya is also considered to be one of the most beneficial fruits for those who suffer from constipation. Ripe papaya also supplied the body with vitamins C and E. Yogurt contains healthy bacteria which help in digestion. Therefore inclusion of yogurt in the diet eases gastrointestinal trouble. Apart from healthy foods, it is also necessary to drink plenty of water so that the body stays hydrated.
Submitted by C N on March 1, 2011 at 12:06


Dark green leafy vegetables should be included in the diet, this will solve both your problem of constipation and anemia. Include vegetables like peas, asparagus, spinach, amaranth, broccoli, fenugreek leaves. If your anemia is due to the deficiency of vitamin B12 then also include fermented foods and animal foods to correct the deficiency. 
Submitted by S M on October 26, 2007 at 06:32


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