Since having a daughter, the most common conversation myself and Mrs Fruci have is about whether our daughter has done poo today.
And on some days, I've had to get a few foods out to push things along a bit.
Which reminds me of a question I had the other day:
What foods can help me poo as I'm constipated and feel bloated?
So, let’s get things 'moving' with these 7 foods:
1) Beans – They’re not called the ‘musical fruit’ for nothing…
Try kidney beans in a chilli?
Chickpeas in a salad?
Lentils in a stew?
Broad beans as a veg?
Full of fibre, a source of protein, and even count as a portion of veg.
PLUS…they’re great in stews and soups to bulk them out, make your meat go further and fill you up (which might curb a craving or two)
I may be biased here…Because I love popcorn!
Did you know that popcorn has 2 more grams of fibre in than that ‘super duper food’ oats?
3) Prunes – Just don’t eat too many…LETHAL
4) Green veggies – Boring, I know…
But they’re full of fibre. And they can help to feed your good bacteria in your gut to boost your immune system and beat that lurgy
Plus, they’ll fill your plate…Which might just help ‘trick’ you into eating less high sugar and fatty foods!
5) Cauliflower – A great source of soluble and insoluble fibre (the latter helping things flow…)
CAUTION: It can get a bit windy…
6) Nuts and seeds – Another good source of fibre (and fats)…ESPECIALLY brown linseeds (see my combo at the 'bottom' for the combination recommended by the Registered Dietitian who I work)
Perhaps try mixing in some nuts and seeds into some Greek Yoghurt for some good bacteria to help your digestion and ease your bloating (unless you don't agree with dairy, of course...)
7) Coffee – I know…It’s not a food. But, they don’t call it ‘poop juice’ for nothing. You probably know by now that I love the stuff.
Plus, it might have a ton of other benefits too (Coffee drinkers live forever, I heard)
^^^ My 'bad' Costa habit isn’t so bad after all, ay?
These are just foods. And as you probably know…there's a lot more to adding these foods in to your diet to help your gut health and ditch the bloating (and baggy clothes) for good.
Which is why I'm doing a LIVE online training event on Tuesday at 8pm, titled:
'How I've Helped Over 150 Busy Wiltshire Ladies Get Back Into Their Favourite Clothes With THREE Simple Exercises (AND HOW YOU CAN TOO)'
To learn more and get your FREE ticket, click the link below:
Matt ‘Former Chief Scientist at Andrex’ Fruci
PS. if you REALLY need to poo. Like, right now. Try this:
3 tbsp of sweetcorn
2tbsp of WHOLE brown linseeds (they're like a quid in the cooking isle
Wash it down with water...(and don't let me know how you get on)
PPS. here's the link to get your free ticket for my LIVE online training event:
I hope you can make it!