I just ate like six cups of white rice with strawberries at about 12 midnight tonight. Both foods cause constipation.
How long will it take before I start to pass this rice? When should I take an over-the-counter laxative so I can time it so my stools dont come out painfully? Now? Tomorrow?
that depends, dont take laxative unless u really need to, it will pass. i say about a day or two but it will be over in no time. best wishes.
How long Will This Take?
Getting food from our mouths to our stomach, digesting it and then emptying our colon is something we humans spend a lot of time doing. When we suffer from constipation that whole process can seem like an eternity. Have you ever wondered how long the whole process takes?
Since we eat different foods at different times and come in all shapes and sizes, the average transit times (like commuting to and from work!) are only estimates scientists have reached, when studying digestion.
The estimates are that it takes about 21/2 to 3 hours for the stomach to be at least 50% emptied, with total emptying times about 4-5 hours. Then there is the small intestine transit time of another 2-3 hours, with colon transit times between 30 and 40 minutes.
It would be impossible to get exact transit times because food doesnât move through the digestive process all together. Foods donât always get processed in the same order as they came in- some of the food from the same meal will be in the colon, while another portion remains in the stomach.
A meal is a mixture of several types of chemicals and materials. Itâs a miracle the body knows what to do with everything, but it does. Sometimes the choices we make will effect the transit time unpleasantly, and that can mean problems with constipation. One of the best foods to get the journey back on track is fruit. Enjoying at least two fruits a day can keep the transit police happy. (Is that the sound of happy peopleâs toiletâs flushing?)
Top Ten Fruits
Fruits are made by nature- a perfect food. They are easy to digest and absorb. Fruits are your colonâs friends. If you ever suffer from constipation, youâll want to reach for fresh fruit. Hereâs a look at the top ten fruits that help improve constipation.
Fruits offer many health benefits, including providing vitamins and nutrients, but this list have added benefits for sluggish bowels. Can you guess what these fruits pack a punch with? Did you answer fiber? Thought so!
These fruits are packed full of fiber. Letâs take dried figs. 5 figs will supply 237 calories, with 8.5 grams of fiber for every 100 of those calories. One cup of raspberries, at 60 calories will help get things moving with 8 grams of fiber.
Most of us have already been told how fiber is so good for us. Itâs great to know that you donât have to down bowl after bowl of bran to get rid of constipation. In fact, if you arenât used to a lot of fiber in the diet, it can make you feel bloated, gassy and more uncomfortable than being constipated did in the first place.
More Fruits to the Rescue
Donât worry if the fiber-rich fruits on the top ten lists donât appeal to you. Most fruits are naturals at gently relieving constipation. Hereâs a list of other fruits you might want to add to your diet:
The combination of fiber (which is usually provided by the skin, so donât peel that apple!) and sugars that are harder for the body to digest, makes fruits a good bet for clearing bouts of constipation. Since the body canât break down the sugar, it pushes it out. You might say that fruit are natureâs laxative. They also act as toners to the stomach and intestines.
Other Transit tips
Need some other suggestions to get traffic flowing again? First of all, if youâve suffered from constipation for a while and it doesnât seem to be getting better, it may be something more than just a nuisance. Itâs wise to have it checked out by your physician. Here are some other tips for relieving constipation:
- Itâs not only what you eat; itâs how you are eating. Be sure that you are not rushing to eat meals and eating at odd times. Make sure you chew your food. Digestion starts in the mouth. Saliva has enzymes that work chemically on your food before you even swallow. Each mouthful should be chewed at least 15 times.
- Stay away from foods that contain white flour and sugar.
- Drink lots of water- just not with your meals, as it dilutes gastric juices needed for digestion. A cup of hot water with some lemon can help with constipation.
Youâll find that making a conscious effort to add fruits to your diet will make a lasting difference in helping you avoid constipation.
The Colon Cleansing & Constipation Resource Center
The enclosed ten tips are designed to help you lose weight fast.
The first 5 will get your metabolism working quickly to burn fat quicker and then you the 5 tips that follow will help you lose weight easily.
These 10 tips can be incorporate in sensible any diet and will see you shed pounds and lose weight fast!
5 Detox Tips
The body needs to be working as efficiently as possible to lose weight fast; as if your body organs are working at maximum efficiency you will shed weight quicker. Logical but not many people think about this when dieting
So here are your 5 easy natural detox tips
Eat cherries and strawberries
These foods are rich in ellagic acid a nutrient that helps mop up free radicals and help combat pollutants such as alcohol and as a by product they boost brain power.
You can also add raspberries an alternative to the above 2 choices.
These are rich in flavinols, which help your arteries work to their maximum and make blood run smoothly and quickly around the body.
Eat citrus fruits such as berries
These foods are rich in vitamins C & E, which will help cleanse and detoxify the liver making it work more efficiently.
Prunes & Fibre
Eat prunes as they will naturally cleanse the colon stimulating the gut and help expel waste quicker, you should also up your intake of fibre as well to cleanse the colon further.
If you are smoker this food is particularly useful, apricots are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C which helps repair smoke damage to the lungs.
Cranberries or juice
Contains proanthocyanidin which are antitoxants that will help cleanse and flush out the kidneys.
You can also add a couple of supplements if you wish top the above list to help detoxify further. Alfalfa and milk thistle are good choices. The first acts as a general cleanser and the second as a cleanser for the liver.
Your organ will be working more efficiently with above foods and this will help you get rid of weight faster as your kidneys and liver in particular will work more smoothly.
Now here are 5 tips to lose weight fast
5 Easy weight loss tips
Drink Iced Water
Two litres a day minimum. Water has to be iced as the body will burn 100 calories just heating the water to normal body temperature. Also hunger pangs are very often thirst pangs, so this will help you stop over eating.
Add lemon to flavour if you wish and gain the added benefit of cleansing your liver at the same time.
Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush waste quicker. When you don’t drink enough water the liver needs to help the kidneys perform this function. When the liver has to help the kidneys its normal function of providing stored fat for energy is slowed down.
Drink 5 cups a day. Research shows this can burn a massive 80 calories a day! It is believed the antioxidant catechins in green tea boost the metabolism and help burn fat.
Chilli sauce & mustard
These foods increase your calorie burning capacity by between 5 – 10% for up to 2 hours after eating. This is because they contain capsaicin which speeds the metabolism, so if you enjoy hot food your in luck!
Low fat diary foods
Can increase fat burning in the abdominal area. Why? Because these foods are rich in calcium which encourages the release of fat from fat cells and also reduces the amount of fat absorbed.
Eating fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel as stated above and makes you feel full.
The average person can lose 9-10 pounds in one year just from doubling their fiber intake aim for 25grams per day ( the average for most adults is just 8grams ) fiber rich foods include strawberries, apples, brown rice, chick peas, potatoes ( with skins ) and brown rice.
The above tips should be incorporated into a sensible diet and they will enhance it and help you lose weight fast.