Juicy fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes not only boast a high water content, which softens stools and reduces bloat, they also contain large amounts of bowel-stimulating pectin. “Anything that is super juicy is great to keep things moving,” says Mills.
The sweet potato is a superfood for a reason. Sweet potatoes contain an array of nutrients that act as natural laxatives, such as water, fibre, magnesium and vitamin B6. They also keep the nervous system healthy, which plays a role in bowel movements.
This low-carb, low-sugar wonder is packed with fibre, critical to constipation relief. Pumpkin also has potassium, a mineral that acts as an electrolyte to keep the digestive tract balanced.