If so, the cause could be as close as your dinner plate! Now we love our fried food as much as the next person, but eating excessive amounts of it can cause you to get "backed up". One of the best ways to prevent constipation or find constipation relief is by avoiding the foods that cause it. Dairy is probably the most well-known culprit, but there are a few others that you may not be aware of that are on the list.
Here are 6 foods to also avoid if you are experiencing constipation:
Greasy, fried foods, such as french fries, doughnuts, onion rings, and even heavily breaded good foods like fish, have a tendency to slow movement through your digestive tract. Skip the takeout for lunch and let us meal prep healthy meals for you instead!
Though red meat by itself isn't a specific cause of constipation, the problem is that red meat takes the place of fiber-rich options in our diet when it's consumed regularly. Our menus include clean, healthy options such as chicken and salmon.
Snacks such as potato chips make the list of constipating foods mainly because they almost always replace a snack or side dish that is richer in fiber and cause delayed digestion. Opt for popcorn instead!
These meals in a box may be convenient, but they rarely have the nutritional merits of a meal you prepare yourself, which puts them on the list of foods that can cause constipation. We conveniently prepare your meals for you, so let us prep something that's nutritional AND convenient.
Pastries & Cakes
Yes, these are our weaknesses too! But sources of refined carbohydrates like pastries, cakes, and many crackers, have three strikes against them when it comes to constipation — they're low in fiber, low in fluid, and high in fat.
While ripe bananas are a relief for constipation, on the flip side green bananas are the cause. For constipation relief, grab bananas that are good and ripe.
Let us take the hassle out of planning lunch for you and help you get your diet back on track with our healthy meals. Contact us today to place your order!