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DIET FOR CONSTIPATION RELIEF
Low fiber diet and low fluid intake are the factors most commonly associated with chronic constipation. For this reason dietary modifications are the first line of treatment for it.
FENUGREEK FOR GLYCEMIC AND LIPID CONTROL
Fenugreek, an aromatic annual plant with clusters of small yellow flowers, has been appreciated as a medicinal herb since ancient Egyptian times. The ability of fenugreek seed to lower blood glucose has been evaluated in a number of clinical trials.
In many cases, lifestyle modifications, high-fiber diet and exercise, successfully relieve constipation. However, on occasion, additional help is needed.
For successful relief of more severe symptoms, behavior adjustments need to be combined with antireflux medications that reduce stomach (gastric) acidity.
High-fiber diets have a multitude of health benefits. Fiber helps with weight loss, contributes to cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health, normalizes cholesterol and blood glucose.
FOR IBS RELIEF
Among the many medicinal applications that peppermint oil has been investigated for, the strongest evidence exists for its use in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
CRANBERRIES FOR UTI PREVENTION
Cranberries can be used as prophylactic agents as a natural alternative to antibiotics. Existence of such alternatives is crucial in light of the growing problem of “superbugs” - bacteria resistant to the currently available antibiotics.