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Diet Plan for Patients of Constipation Problem

Our body can't break down fiber. Fiber is the part of plant foods. Eating lots of fiber rich diet helps keep stools soft. These speeds up the process of digestion. All plant foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans, have fiber. We are giving you a diet chart that will help you to make your diet plan that will help you to know which food items are beneficial. It is advised that the patients must follow the given diet chart to get relief from constipation.

Vegetables
To Avoid To Consume
- Spinach
- Turnip
- Cauliflower
- Fenugreek leaves
- Beans
- Lima beans
- Broccoli
- Sweet potato
- Ginger
- Garlic
- Bottle gourd
- Ridge gourd
- Round gourd
- Bitter gourd
Fruits
Banana (if not suitable) Kiwi
- Pears
- Apples
- Dates
- Avocado
- Raspberries
- Strawberries
- Blackberries
- Blueberries
- Fig
- Lemon
- Pineapple
- Citrus fruits
- Prunes
- Apricot
Pulses
- Black eyed peas
- Kidney beans
- Pinto beans
- Garbanzo beans
- Green gram (Moong dal)
- Black gram
- Chickpeas
Spices
- Black pepper
- Fennel
- Turmeric
- Cumin
- Coriander
- Thyme
Other Food
Non Vegetarian food like meat (can be taken in limited amount) Air popped popcorn
Fried foods Almonds
Spicy and junk food Pecans
Soft drinks Walnuts
Tea Sesame seeds
Coffee Pumpkin seeds
Cheese Flaxseed
Ice Cream Whole grain bread
Biscuits Dried fruits such as raisins, prunes.
Pasta Water
Maggie Oats
Sauces Fresh yogurt (mix with mashed bananas)
- Coconut water
- Milk
- Moong dal khichadi

Diet Chart For Constipation

Early Morning

A glass of Luke warm water with 1 tsp chia seeds

Breakfast

Veg upma / Veg Dalia / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha / Veg Idli / Brown Bread Sandwich / Besan pancake (gram flour) / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal / 1 Egg white portion

Mid-Morning

Fruit / Buttermilk / Coconut water / Sprouts / Salad / Lemon water

Lunch

Mix chapatti / Plain chapatti / Veg pulao / Boiled rice / Vegetable + Dal + Curd + Salad

Evening

Herbal tea / Green tea / Fruit shakes / Roasted Chana / Sprouts / Rice flakes snack / Flaxseed- 1tsp

Before Dinner

Soup (Home-made)

Dinner

Mix chapatti / Plain chapatti / Vegetable + Dal + Curd

Things To Remember

  • Whole fruits should be preferred to fruit juices
  • Skipping meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast.
  • Water intake should be limited 8-10 glasses per day
  • Walk for at least 30 min is recommended
  • 6 soaked almonds + 2 soaked dates per day
  • Herbal Tea - Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 4 cups of water till it's reduced to 2 cups.
  • Cleanliness and hygiene should be maintained.
  • Outdoor activity should be increased like jogging, cycling, and running.