Drinks to relieve constipation: herbal teas, teas, soup and more
Herbal teas, teas, soups, smoothies... There is a wide choice of beverages that relieve constipation. In addition to increasing your fluid intake, they also contain ingredients that have a positive effect on your bowel movements. If needed, you can combine them with food supplements such as OptiFibre®.
Choose hot drinks to relieve constipation
Gastroenterologist Felice H. Schnoll-Sussman recommends hot beverages as heat improves bowel movements by causing the blood vessels in the digestive system to dilate. So don’t shy away from hot tea and herbal tea if you’re trying to overcome constipation. That said, cold drinks also help relieve constipation by increasing fluid intake (try to drink at least 1.5 litres of water per day) and thanks to their nutrients, for example with Hepar® mineral water, which is rich in magnesium.
Ideas for herbal teas to relieve constipation
There are several herbal teas that can be used to overcome constipation. For example, you can brew 15 g of flax seeds for a few minutes in a cup of hot water. Flax seeds are rich in fibre, which means that they help improve bowel movements. Nettle tea is also effective (one handful of leaves for one cup) because the plant stimulates bowel movements.
Constipation: Think tea
Drinking green tea to relieve constipation? Great idea! This drink helps eliminate toxins and waste from your body all the while improving your bowel movements.
Ideas for soups to relieve constipation
It’s easy to make a soup for constipation. All you need to do is combine vegetables that are rich in fibre: a leek and courgette soup, for example, will do the trick. As for cold soups, try cucumber soup.
Smoothie to relieve constipation?
Why not combine the fibre found in apples with the laxative properties of kiwis in a delicious smoothie? If you want to really make the most out of the apple’s positive effects, however, blend it unpeeled (use organic fruit to avoid traces of pesticides).
It’s easy to supplement your beverages with OptiFibre®!
If you’re suffering from constipation, OptiFibre® can be easily added to your soups and drinks, both hot and cold. This fibre supplement does not affect their smell, taste or even texture, and it helps supplement your fibre intake.