Feeling bloated and constipated is really uncomfortable and sometimes painful, even though it’s not seriously dangerous.
You are blocked and bloated, and go to the toilet with no results. Whether your constipation is caused by poor diet, lifestyle choices, or stress, you want to get rid of it as soon as possible.
Side Effects of Constipation
Besides the unpleasant feeling, not being able to pass the stool regularly can bring other health problems too.
Some of them are toxin buildup, hemorrhoids, headaches, stress, loss of appetite, and it can even affect your genitourinary health, especially in women, and your overall well being.
How Many Bowel Movements Are Normal in a Day/Week
Even though the frequency of bowel movements depends individually, it is generally believed that three per day to three per week is normal.
So, not being able to poop at least three times a week is a problem.
Home Remedy for Constipation and Body Detox
The home remedy that will flush all toxins out of your system and regulate your stool is easy-to-make and requires 4 natural ingredients.
Lemon – lemon helps alkalize and cleanse your body. The quickest way to use its detox properties is to add few lemon slices in your water.
Mint – Besides giving your water even more freshness, mint will aid your digestion and help settle your upset stomach.
Cucumber – This vegetable contains anti-inflammatory properties so it helps fight inflammation and free radical damage. It helps rehydrate the body and skin, and flush out all the toxins out.
Its high magnesium content helps hydrate the gut and digestive lining, keeping your bowel movements regular.
Ginger – Ginger helps settle your stomach, aid digestion, and cleanse your system.
The drink is quite refreshing so you won’t have problems drinking it.
Here’s what you need and the method of preparation for this detox drink.
- 1 small cucumber
- 2 tbs. of ginger
- 3 fresh mint leaves
- 1 lemon
- 800 ml water
Peel the cucumber and slice it in thin pieces. Wash the lemon well, and chop it in small chunks together with the peel.
Boil the water and add the cucumber and lemon pieces, together with the ginger and mint leaves. Remove from heat and let the mixture stay overnight in the fridge.
The next morning, strain and transfer the liquid in a bottle.
How to Use
Drink one glass (250 gr) of the detox drink every morning before breakfast.
This amount should be enough for few days, but you can prepare it again and continue drinking it for few more days, if necessary.