As the specialist noted, it is worth paying special attention to brans, since they are rich in insoluble fiber, which can improve intestinal motility. It is better to eat dry bran in the morning before breakfast, the specialist emphasized.
“Start with a teaspoon (5g) and gradually increase if there are no adverse reactions,” Kutushov said.
Among the vegetables and fruits, broccoli (which contains sulforaphane, which facilitates digestion), apples (rich in fiber, sorbitol, fructose and water, which help digestion and prevent constipation), as well as kiwi, which contains the valuable enzyme actinidin and phytochemicals that bulk up stool and trigger movement in the upper gastrointestinal tract.
Also on the list are olive and flaxseed oils, prunes, lentils, sauerkraut, known for their antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
“Liquid in the diet can soften the stool and help digestion,” said the doctor, who advised including broths in the diet.
Earlier, the oncologist and proctologist Elena Smirnova listed products that will help improve intestinal function. With a “lazy” intestine and constipation, the specialist recommends paying attention to beets. “It has a good laxative effect, and the trace elements it contains help restore liver function,” the doctor said.
Do not forget about the usual warm water – it stimulates bile and intestines.