When you didn't take enough fiber-rich food like vegetables and fruits, drink adequate water, or exercise on a regular basis, you're likely to suffer from constipation.
That's not all. Taking certain drugs, under stressful situations, experiencing changes in your lifestyle or routine, ignoring the urge to move your bowels, abusing laxatives, having irritable bowel syndrome, traveling or hormonal changes can also cause constipation.
So, what can you do to treat constipation?
Needless to say, all you have to do is take more fiber-rich food, drink more water and exercise regularly, right?
Well, not exactly. These good eating habits and lifestyle may work for most people. But some people just couldn't move bowels smoothly or fail to pass stool at all for days even with more intake of water and fiber.
When that occurs, you need something really powerful to override whatever that stops you from loosening bowels. And that would be coconut oil.
More often than not, you suffer from constipation because your stool is hard. And forcing it out may cause rectal bleeding. Softening your stool with coconut oil can greatly reduce the friction between your stool and rectum, resulting in smooth bowel movements.
Some people mistakenly thought that coconut oil causes constipation. It actually ...read more