Why we experience constipation on low carb diet?

Reducing carbohydrates from the diet naturally reduces our total fiber intake.
Lack of fiber intake can impair the bowel movement. When we reduce our carb intake when dieting we naturally increase our protein intake which we know that helps in boosting our metabolism and also help in building lean muscles.

Our gut is not used to digesting high protein diet and it takes few days for the digestive system to adjust to the new diet.

We need to be well hydrated for the smooth and regular bowel movements. Water and minerals lost by sweat and heat can impair bowel movement.

Natural Remedies to treat and prevent constipation?
1. Eat more fiber.
Eat more vegetables.

  1. Consider Supplementary Sources of Fiber.

Consume Ispagol husk and Basil Seeds(Tukh Malanga) as supplementary fiber sources. 2-3 times a day. Mix them in water.

  1. Drink More water
    Make sure to drink 12-14 glass of water daily. To keep yourself hydrated.
  2. Consume Electrolyte Water
    Add some pink salt in your water to make it electrolyte water. To keep yourself hydrated and mineral balanced.
  3. Consume Coconut Oil (MCT Oil)
    MCT oil can help increase bowel movement. 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil has 120kcal (calories)
  4. Take a Magnesium Supplement
    Magnesium supplementation can have a laxative effect and magnesium is also needed for proper muscle contraction of the bowels. Dosage should be between 300-500mg.

Article By
Coach Rehan
USA Qualified Health Coach

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