Our expert says:
If you suffer from severe constipation and presumably cannot eat wheat fibre (high-bran cereals, wholewheat bread, Pro-Vita, etc)? and are using fruit to promote regularity, then I would firstly recommend that you try eating more vegetables because they also promote regularity and don't have such a high fructose content as do fruits. I would suggest that you have at least 4 servings of cooked or fresh veg per day and 2 servings of fruit (ratio of 2:1). If you eat one serving of cooked, dried fruit per day with your breakfast, this should help a great deal. For additional advice, click on 'Diet & Nutrition' and 'You are what you eat' and read the 'Healthy GI tract’ section. Read the articles on ‘Probiotics’ too because the use of ‘good microorganisms’ can help a lot with constipation.
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