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What is the best diet for constipation?

What it the best diet to prevent constipation? Are there foods you should eat when you're constipated? Dr. Edwin Levine, MD, Gastroenterologist & Co-Founder, Good to Go™ answers the question "What is the best diet for constipation?". Watch the video or read the transcript below!

QUESTION: What is the best diet for constipation?

ANSWER: The best diet to prevent constipation is a high-fiber diet. Keep in mind fiber comes in two forms: soluble and insoluble fiber.

Soluble fiber includes oats, barley, and flaxseeds. 

Examples of soluble fiber include oats, barley, and flaxseeds.

Insoluble fiber includes fruits, salads, vegetables. 

Examples of insoluble fiber include spinach, grapes, and broccoli.

When preventing constipation, it's important to increase your intake of both, especially insoluble fiber.

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