Do you have a regular bowel movement? How important is it to have a regular bowel movement?
A regular bowel movement is a key indicator of a well-being. Remember that these are wastes and it cannot stay inside the body for too long or it will be toxic.
Does it mean I have to force myself to poop every day?
No, it does not necessarily mean you have to go every day, but you have to have a regular bowel cycle – example, every 2 days or every other day.
If you are having a hard time, here are 9 food that can help you poop.
Raspberries are fiber rock stars, with 8 grams per cup—that’s double the fiber of strawberries! “Fiber increases the bulk of your stool to help food move smoothly through the digestive system; plus, it feeds good bacteria in the gut for optimal digestion,” says Erica Sonnenburg, PhD, a senior research scientist in the department of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine and coauthor of The Good Gut. Top your morning oatmeal or yogurt with raspberries or pop ‘em plain as a snack.