Drinking water does not relieve symptoms of constipation

The expert (Bernard Aserkoff), a specialist in gastroenterology at the University of Massachusetts, states that drinking large amounts of water increases diuresis, but it has nothing to do with treating constipation.

And what is their argument?…your body converts food scraps into solid waste in the large intestine, while the absorption of liquids takes place in the small intestine (i.e., earlier in the process of digestion)…and excess water is filtered and transported to the kidneys.

The only way to get rid of constipation is to eat fiber, as this indigestible plant compound can absorb water and does not break down before reaching the colon, releasing water there, which helps soften solid waste, making it easier to pass. . out of body…

Make eating at least 25 grams of fiber a day your main goal to avoid constipation.

Updated: January 6, 2023 — 3:28 am

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