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Hi Pat,

A rich source of Vitamin C and loaded with minerals, particularly manganese, the pineapple fruit has been used for centuries in Central and South America to treat many ailments including arthritis, colds, sore throats, bronchitis and menstrual disorders.

The fruit is also known to produce a powerful laxative effect and is helpful for constipation because bromelain, the protein-digesting (proteolytic) enzymes, found in pineapples aids digestion. Therefore, pineapple works as a natural constipation remedy by improving overall digestive function and encourage regular bowel movements.

Studies from The University of Maryland School of Medicine have also indicated that bromelain blocks E.coli and Vibrio cholerae bacteria which mainly causes travelers’ diarrhea. For this reason, bromelain may be clinically useful as an antidiarrheal drug.

However, the pineapple fruit does not benefit everyone. Some people who are allergic to the pineapple fruit and the bromelain may experience severe constipation that medications are needed to clean out the colon. Symptoms of pineapple allergy may include skin rash, diarrhea, swelling in the face and throat, breathing difficulties, and abdominal cramps.

If you suspect any of the above symptoms after eating pineapples, seek advice from a doctor or allergist so that he can run some tests on you to ascertain a pineapple allergy.

Drinking pineapple juice rather than eating the fruit delivers nutrients to your body faster. Make sure to only drink freshly juiced pineapples and avoid processed pineapple juice. This is because processed pineapple juice contains no bromelain and some of the vitamins and minerals may be lost or lessened as a result of the pasteurization process. Additionally, canned pineapple juice is highly caloric, with most of the calories coming from added sugar.

Another thing to remember when taking pineapple juice is, it can make you urinate more frequently because of its rich potassium content. Dehydration can result in constipation so drink a glass of water after drinking pineapple juice. Alternatively, you can double the quantity of pineapple juice and water.

Pineapple juice, like orange juice and lemonade, can cause acid damage to your teeth. It's a good idea to use a straw when drinking pineapple juice so as to protect your teeth from acid erosion. It also helps to rinse your mouth with water after consuming pineapple juice.

How much pineapple juice should you drink to relieve constipation? Most people say that 1-2 glasses of fresh pineapple juice every day taken before/with/after meals or sipping it slowly throughout the day usually helps to get rid of constipation quickly.

 

 

What Foods to Eat to Help Constipation Naturally?

1. A small papaya, taken on an empty stomach before breakfast, is another fruit that makes you go to the toilet regularly.

 

2. Apples are can be used to prevent constipation and keep your bowels moving. Try to eat two apples every morning.

 

3. Grapes are also known for its strong laxative properties and prevent chronic constipation. Soak dried grapes (raisins) in a cup of drinking water overnight and take them early morning on an empty stomach to cure bowel movement problems.

 

4. Blueberries are extremely high in dietary fiber, and they're one of the best foods that relieve constipation naturally.

 

5. Some said that a cup of strong coffee on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning works wonders as a quick treatment for occasional constipation.

 

6. You might want to try Siberian pine nut oil digestive remedy for the treatment of constipation. Siberian pine nut oil stimulates the release of digestive hormones cholecystokinin (CCK) and GLP1 which aid digestion. Additionally, the oil is full of essential fatty acids (EFA) which lubricate the colon, making it easier for hard stools to pass.

 

7. Rich in omega 3 and fiber, flaxseeds can be taken to help ease constipation. You can add 1-2 tablespoons of cold-pressed flaxseed oil to a smoothie or shake. If you use ground flaxseed (in salad or cottage cheese), make sure to drink lots of water, as it can cause constipation.

 

 

If difficult bowel movement persists for a long time with no reprieve, you should see a health care professional to check if your constipation is a symptom of a more serious medical problem.

 

 

 

By Diane Hanson

Pineapple Juice Constipation Remedy

 

I haven't been able to move my bowels for almost a week. I tried everything people suggest to relieve constipation (prune juice, bananas, olive oil) but I'm still badly constipated and feel uncomfortably bloated. Someone told me that pineapple is a natural laxative and works as a constipation remedy. Can you tell me how much pineapple fruit or pineapple juice should I drink to help get rid of constipation fast? Thanks. – Pat, Florida.

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