HomeAnswersMedical GastroenterologyconstipationI have a constipated feeling for a month. Can you suggest fiber-rich foods to deal with it?

What fiber-rich foods would you recommend to combat constipation?

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Dr. J. N. Naidu

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Published At May 20, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 4, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have had a feeling of constipation for a month now, and I try laxatives to help it. My friend, a doctor, said that increased dietary fiber intake might help relieve constipation.

Can you please help me with what are the dietary fibers to be taken to ease constipation? Are dietary fibers more in animal foods or plant-based foods?

Thank you, doctor.

Answered by Dr. J. N. Naidu

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Boiled vegetables and fruits (excluding fruit juices) are the best sources of fiber. Brown rice and millets are also good sources of fiber. Ready-made foods and junk foods are bad for constipation.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. J. N. Naidu
Dr. J. N. Naidu

General Practitioner

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