Are you struggling with constipation and looking for simple, natural remedies to find relief? Drinking plenty of water and increasing your fiber intake but still feeling sluggish? Our Grandma had a simple and effective method to help keep things regular. Whether you're following a keto or low-carb diet or just searching for gentle solutions, these tips passed down through generations work for our family and hopefully they will work for you too!
Constipation can be a common issue, especially when you're on specific diets like keto or low-carb. These eating plans often limit certain foods that are high in fiber, which plays a vital role in maintaining regular bowel movements. But
fear not, Grandma's secrets can help you get relief.
Grandma's Secret #1: Olive Oil and Yogurt Combo
Our Grandma believed wholesome food could sometimes be the best medicine. One of her favorite remedies involved a powerful combination of two ingredients: olive oil and yogurt. Yes, you heard it right! By mixing a tablespoon of high-quality extra virgin olive oil into a serving of plain yogurt, you create a magical
blend that helps get things moving.
Olive oil acts as a lubricant for the digestive system, making it easier for stool to pass through the intestines. Its gentle yet effective properties have been valued for generations, and confirmed in modern medical studies.. On the other hand, yogurt contains probiotics – beneficial bacteria that support gut health and digestion. When combined, the olive oil's lubricating properties and the probiotics in yogurt work together to promote regular bowel movements. If you use a fantastic olive oil, it is also super yummy.
For best results, choose a high-quality extra virgin olive oil and a liquidy plain yogurt. We use our own olive oil because we know it is 100% pure. (If you want to try it don't wait to order, we produce limited quantities) Pour a serving of yogurt into a cup and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well and drink! Drink this mixture daily. Remember to listen to your body and adjust the amount as needed.
Grandma's Secret #2: Daily Walking
Our Grandma was tiny but turbocharged. She knew the importance of staying active and preached it by example. In addition to yogurt and olive oil, she swore by daily walking to keep the digestive system working well.
Regular physical activity, such as walking, gets your body moving and stimulates the digestive system. Walking is a natural way to stimulate the muscles in the belly and promote bowel function. Aim for at least 30 minutes of brisk walking each day. You can break it into smaller sessions if needed. Find a comfortable walking route that suits your preferences, whether it's outdoors in a park, around your neighborhood, or on a treadmill indoors. Maintain a moderate pace that slightly elevates your heart rate and encourages movement in your abdominal area.
Walking not only helps with bowel movements but also improves overall well-being. Walking is a simple yet effective way to support digestion and prevent constipation. Walk in nature if you can, it is good for the soul!
A combo that spells relief
Drinking a daily shot of olive oil and yogurt and walking every day can naturally alleviate constipation and support healthy digestion. These simple and effective remedies have been cherished for generations - going as far back as Biblical times olive oil was used to heal and soothe. If they help you drop us a note and spread the word!
Remember, everyone's body is unique, so listen to your body and make adjustments as needed. If constipation persists or becomes a chronic issue, it's always a good idea to talk to your doctor for further evaluation and guidance tailored to your specific needs.