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Constipation can be quite the predicament - it can strike anytime, anywhere. What's more, it's a common condition that affects many people in our society. Our unhealthy diets contribute to increased levels of constipation because they lack fiber and other healthy elements. If you're constipated, it means you can't pass a bowel movement, or you may only be able to do so partially. On the bright side, it's easy to increase the frequency of bowel movements by making small changes to your diet. Here are ten treatments for constipation.

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1. Fiber

Without a doubt, the best and most traditional way to increase bowel movements and reduce constipation is by eating fiber - and lots of it. Fiber is important because it moves the contents of your digestive system, acting like a mop for your stomach. Fiber adds bulk to your stool, making it easy for your digestive system to pass stools. There are plenty of fiber-rich foods, such as leafy greens, whole-grain cereal, and certain nuts. You can also take fiber supplements if you feel that you don't get enough fiber. It is recommended to consume around 20 to 25 grams of fiber per day to keep your digestive system moving.

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