If you are experiencing constipation and other types of digestive problems, you might think of reaching for laxatives, but wait. What if there are natural, healthy and actually tasty options to soothe your digestive system and counter constipation and other digestive tract problems, will you try them? Well, with fresh natural juices, you can optimize your digestive functions and treat constipation without the need for using laxatives.
1. Green Apple, Kale and Cucumber Juice
The presence of high levels of dietary fibres in green apples and kale can regulate bowel movements to help with constipation. The enzymes in the apples can also help to improve digestion and vitamin C can cure ulcers. Kale also has sulphur, vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation.
- 1 Green Apple
- 5 leaves Kale
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Lemon
Core the apple and chop along with kale and cucumber. Juice in a cold press juicer and enjoy with a dash of lemon.
2. Pear, Celery and Ginger Juice
This combination is high in fibre with pear having around 5.5g of fibre, which can help you to remove waste and moving the stool, which helps to treat problems of constipation and also helps to keep the digestive tract clean. The insoluble fibre in celery can also help to soften your bowels and the antioxidants help in reducing risks of ulcer and gastritis.
- 1 inch Ginger
- 2 Celery Stalks
- 1 Pear
Peel and remove the seeds from the pear, chop into rough cubes with celery and ginger and juice them in a juicer. Pour into a glass and add a pinch of cinnamon to garnish.
3. Apple, Cucumber and Lettuce Juice
The presence of apples in this juice can help to increase the consumption of insoluble and soluble fibre in the form of pectin, which can help to bulk the stool and soften it to get rid of constipation problems as well as increase the content of probiotic bacteria in the gut to combat problems like colitis, diarrhoea as well as gastroenteritis. Fennel seeds can cool the burning and inflammation of the intestines, which can cause IBS(irritable bowel syndrome). Cucumber can aid in weight loss and flush out toxins from the digestive tract for a healthy digestive tract.
- 1 Apple
- 1 head Lettuce
- 1 tsp soaked Fennel Seeds
- 1 Cucumber
Core the apple and peel the cucumber and chop them along with the lettuce and juice them. Add a tsp of soaked fennel seeds and enjoy.
4. Sweet Potato, Carrots and Bell Pepper Juice
Carrots have highfibre content and can help to improve digestion and prevent digestive disorders. Carrots, along with beta-carotene, are packed with minerals like calcium and potassium. Fibre present in sweet potatoes, along with magnesium can also facilitate digestion and vitamin B complex and minerals have a soothing effect on intestines.
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Sweet Potato
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
Peel carrot and sweet potato, chop them with bell pepper and blend them in a food processor for a thick juice that can be perfect for satisfying hunger cramps mid-morning.
5. Zucchini, Lettuce and Orange Juice
Zucchini is a natural laxative and can ease bowel movements, flush out carcinogenic toxins from the colon and can also prevent bloating and gas. Combine this with lettuce and orange for a refreshing drink that is great for you.
- 1 head of Lettuce
- 2 Zucchini
- 1 Orange
Peel orange and remove seeds. Chop the zucchini and lettuce into small pieces and blend all the ingredients in a mixer for 3-4 minutes, adding water to reach the desired consistency.
Make these juices a part of your diet and say goodbye to constipation and other stomach disorders.
6. Red Grapes, Cabbage and Celery Juice
Insoluble fibres in red grapes can increase bulk of the stool and relieve bowel impaction as well as constipation. Cabbage has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation of the intestine walls.
- 1 cup Red Grapes
- 2 stalks of Celery
- ¼th Red Cabbage
Chop the cabbage and the celery and put them in the juicer along with the grapes for a refreshing glass of juice that is great for you.
7. Orange, Aloe Vera and Spinach Juice
The enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and minerals in aloe vera gel acts as a natural laxative to prevent constipation, boost metabolic rate, cleanse the digestive tract, remove food residue and flush out toxins. Citric acid can also increase the stomach acidity and reduce chances of dyspepsia and also create a gel in the intestine, which can help to improve absorption of nutrients.
- 2 Oranges
- 1 ounce Aloe Vera Juice
- A few Spinach Leaves
Peel and remove seeds from oranges and chop with spinach. Juice this mixture with the aloe vera juice and serve.
8. Swiss chard, Pineapple and Cucumber Juice
This mix can treat the inflammation and symptoms of IBS. Pineapples are packed with digestive enzymes and fibres, especially bromelain which can relieve any discomfort in the gut by improving food breakdown and absorption of nutrients.
- 1 Cucumber
- 5 leaves of Swiss chard
- ½ cup pineapple
Chop all the ingredients and put them in a juicer for a perfect glass of juice to start the day with.
9. Savoy cabbage, Mint and Pineapple Juice
One of the best sources of dietary fibres, minerals, vitamins and proteins helping in improving digestive health is savoy cabbage. Packed with folic acid, vitamins A, B6, C & K, thiamine and minerals like potassium, copper and calcium for good health and can be the best for digestive disorders.
- A handful of Mint Leaves
- ½ Savoy Cabbage
- 1 cup Pineapple
Chop all the ingredients and blend them in a mixer with ½ cup of water for 2-3 minutes.
10. Broccoli, Papaya and Mint Juice
Broccoli is a rich source of dietary fibres, vitamins A, B6 and C and potassium and can aid in digestion and is loaded antioxidants and phytochemicals. Papain in papaya can aid in the breakdown of meat and Vitamin C improving gut heath. Mint can also relax stomach muscles and enhance bile flow and improve fat digestion.
- 1 cup Broccoli
- ½ Papaya
- A handful of Mint Leaves
- 1 Lemon
Chop into small pieces and juice them in parts in a juicer. Pour into glasses, and serve with a dash of lemon juice on top.