So, on Monday I spoke about Irritable Bowels with a focus on what you might do if you can’t stop going to the loo…
And I apologies for my frequent talk of poo this week. It must be because:
1) I’ve presented a nutrition course at Marlborough College Summer School this week and this was a hot topic…
2) Since having a daughter, the most common conversation myself and Mrs Fruci have is about whether our daughter has done a poo today and how hard it was…
And on some days, I’ve had to get a few foods out to push things along a bit.
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 / flaxseeds (see my combo at the ‘bottom’ for the combination recommended by the Registered Dietitian who I work with)
Perhaps try mixing in some nuts and seeds into some Greek Yoghurt for some good bacteria to help your digestion and ease your bloating (use dairy free yoghurt if you don’t get on with dairy)
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 sometimes, through working with hundreds of ladies, I wonder how much managing stress, rushing around, lack of sleep, eating too fast, not putting your first, not prioritising your health and fitness…
Contributes to intolerances, bloating, and irritable bowels.
If you want a few tips to help you put yourself first, better manage stress and think differently about this diet and nutrition stuff, here’s free on-demand training video I did showing you how I’ve helped over 150 ladies be a bit more selfish and feel more confident about the way they look and feel <<< Which could actually benefit you are around your family, loved ones and work colleagues (I know that I’m a lot more irritable when I haven’t done anything for me).
Anyway, click below to watch it:
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)