3 Jan 2017

Difficulty in emptying the bowels? Use Olive oil for constipation - Home remedies

Constipation is caused by many reason. The first and the foremost reason would be lack of regular exercise,less water consumption by individual or by low-fiber diet. When the bowel is present in our intestine for longtime, the colon will start absorbing the water from present in it which makes the bowel movement difficult.Why olive oil is considered a healthy fat as it contains monounsaturated fats which will improve cardiovascular health. With the consumption of olive oil makes the gallbladder to release more bile, which helps to digest the fat in the food fast and easily. Bile also maintains the moisture of the stool, which will free the difficulty and pain during bowel movement. Some key points to note are olive oil strengthens the mucus lining of the colon. It stimulates the muscle contraction of large intestine to make it easy for the stools to pass. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and K, antioxidants, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which help to boost the health of digestive tract.

How to use Olive oil
  • Consume 1 tablespoon of olive oil on an empty stomach in the morning and the same before going to bed as well for a week.
  • Warm milk with olive oil helps to loosen the hard stools.
  • Olive oil can be added to your morning coffee which acts as a laxative.
  • Add olive oil in any vegetables or fruits juice that are rich in fiber. 
  • Drink 1 tablespoon olive oil with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and drink before going to bed.
  • Drink 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a cup of yogurt and drink 2-3 times a day.
Side effects of using olive oil
  1. Olive oil contains a lot of calories (120 calories in 1 tablespoon), there is a chance to put weight if used for longtime.
  2. Over doses of olive oil can lead to diarrhea.
  3. Regular usage of olive oil can decrease your sugar levels,People with diabetes should speak to their doctor before trying.
  4. Never use olive oil for constipation in babies or newborns.

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