So this is something I’ve been battling with for several weeks – I just can’t seem to get onto an even keel with my BMs. But I’ve been going through my food diary (I still can’t believe I’m actually keeping one – it’s sooo useful), and I suddenly discovered that my BMs were great when I was drinking apple juice.
I don’t always have it at home – there’s only one brand that I’ve found in Cape Town that makes 100% pure apple juice with no additives, and I can’t always get it. When I do, I stock up, though I usually guzzle my way through it quite fast!
Anyway, I’m guessing the owners of the deli downstairs have treated themselves to a new toy because they’ve also started selling their own ‘homemade’ pure apple juice. Until I get my own juicer, this is the perfect solution. YAY!
Here are some other things that I think may be helping to alleviate my constipation:
- Pure apple juice
- Hot toddies (noticed improved BMs when I was drinking these – lemon, honey and ginger)
- Magnesium (I stopped taking magnesium supplements a few weeks ago, and have recently resumed)*
- Cooking veg for shorter periods of time
- Eating vegetable skins/seeds
I also am starting to suspect that I might react to red meat in large quantities (ie, eating a big steak). Anyone else react to red meat? Also, please feel free to share any constipation tips/cures you may have!
*Always check with your doctor before adding any supplements to your diet.