Amor Pistis. stools. August 11th , 2017.
As more and more people are getting aware of eating healthy and organic foods, many purchase foods that says "multi-grained" on them. But before you start picking up products that claim to have multi-grain qualities, stop and read the ingredients' list. If the ingredients' list has "whole" written on it, then and then only it is considered multi-grained. Also, there are various whole wheat products with bran in them. This can be at times discomforting for some people. So make sure that you are not one of them before eating these whole wheat or whole grain foods. For best options on whole grain foods and relief from constipation, consume whole grain bread, brown rice, millet, and barley as they are perfect sources of dietary fiber.
It is said that a diet that a pregnant woman follows, influences the color of bowel movement. During pregnancy, doctors often advice women to follow a healthy diet. Having nutritious meals during pregnancy greatly reduces the risk of birth defects in babies. It is very important that a pregnant woman gets adequate vitamins and minerals for a healthy delivery. Pregnant women tend to eat green leafy vegetables like spinach and broccoli as they are jam-packed with essential nutrients. The chlorophyll (green pigment) present in these vegetables is the one that mixes with the fecal matter, causing green bowel movement. In simple words, excess consumption of green veggies is bound to change the stool color, which is usually green.
Stool softeners are used to loosen the stool in case of constipation. They are also known as emollient laxatives. Additional water and fats are incorporated in the stool, which makes it easier for it to be eliminated from the system. Stool softeners work in the small and large intestine and may take anywhere between 12 to 72 hours to show effect. There are two main types of stool softeners, namely natural stool softeners and the medicinal stool softeners. In the medicinal stool softeners, the main ingredient is docusate. It is important to note that these stool softeners do not induce or increase bowel movements. They are often used to prevent constipation as opposed to treat it. Therefore, they are often recommended to people, who are not supposed to strain while defecating. This brings us to the question, is it safe to use stool softeners. Well, stool softeners are safe, when they are taken in limited quantities and for a short duration only.
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