Firstly, to help relieve constipation in the fastest and most painless way possible, try to drink plenty of liquids. Eliminate juice, soda and caffeinated beverages like coffee from your diet as they tend to contain excessive sugar that could actually exacerbate constipation. Instead, opt for plenty of water (two to four extra 8oz glasses of warm water on top of the recommended eight glasses a day) and prune juice. Green tea is also an excellent remedy to help cleanse and remove toxins out of the body.
Secondly, swap junk food for healthier ones that are high in fibre like prunes (these contain a mild stimulant called sorbitol which naturally relieve constipation), banana, black beans, corn and Lima beans which help to aid digestion.
Try swapping a greasy fry-up for a bowl of high fibre cereal and a slice of whole-grain bread for breakfast - you’ll feel the results in no time. Thirdly, get plenty of exercise and keep your body moving! Taking a low-key 30-minute walk is all that is needed to promote healthy bowel movements and to keep the digestive system active. You may also find your stress levels significantly reduced as a result of fresh air and more exercise. Try sticking to this healthier regime for the next few days and your bowels will be back to normal in no time. Be patient!