There isn’t a precise number of times you should have bowels movements, but if you’re going less than three times a week, you’re constipated. And while sometimes it’s medication you need, there are plenty of foods to help keep your digestion on track.

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Apples

You know what they say. An apple a day adds fibre to your stool!

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Vegetables

Sweet potatoes, corn, spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower. Eating vegetables is one of the easiest ways to add fibre to your diet.

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Lentils

Did you know just one cup of boiled lentils contains 9 grams of fibre?

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Prunes

High in fibre, sorbitol, and phenolic compounds. Prunes should be at the top of your grocery list.

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Beans

Many believe beans cause excessive gas. But in reality, the more you eat, the less gas you’ll experience.

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Water

You got us. Water isn’t food, but it’s necessary to remain hydrated throughout the day—so drink up.