Imagine being given THIS impossible choice. You can either ease your heart disease or your constipation. But you can only pick one.
Anyone who has never battled chronic constipation would assume it’s an easy call. Of course, you’ve got to pick your heart.
But if you’re struggling with chronic constipation, you know it’s not so black and white. It’s actually a REALLY tough choice.
Ongoing constipation is painful and stressful. It leaves you feeling miserable, and it messes with your day-to-day quality-of-life in ways heart disease never quite does.
So today, I’ve got some pretty exciting news. I’ve got a way to address both issues at once.
It’s a “BETTER than prunes” trick that’s now been proven to help get things moving again in your digestive tract. Plus, it can help protect your heart at the same time.
No choice to make here. Just help with both… in the most delicious way possible.
The FUZZY FRUIT that moves things along
There are two safe and natural solutions people typically turn to first for constipation. But while both options work, they also can sometimes have a downside.
- PRUNES: From juice to the whole fruit, prunes are the granddaddy of constipation cures. The downside? Sometimes they simply don’t do the job. Plus, let’s be honest, there’s a limit to how much prune juice a person can swallow. And if you’re dealing with chronic constipation, you might have reached yours.
- PSYLLIUM FIBER: Psyllium supplements come in a chewable form, or as a mix, you stir into water. And while they’re often effective, they can leave you gassy and bloated and even give you cramps.
But now new research has revealed an unexpected, and frankly very pleasant, third choice. And while I don’t object to the flavor of prunes, I have to say this solution tastes a whole lot better. And unlike psyllium, it won’t make you gassy and bloated.
It’s deliciously sweet and refreshing kiwifruit.
The weird little fuzz-covered fruits were put to the test against prunes and psyllium in some of the toughest-to-treat people of all. These weren’t folks with the occasional toilet troubles. They were struggling with the ongoing agony and complete misery of chronic constipation.
Keep constipation at bay with kiwi
The volunteers were split into random groups. Some of them were given two fresh kiwis to eat per day. Others were asked to eat about a dozen prunes daily. And some were given powdered psyllium supplements.
The good news is, all three worked to resolve the participant’s constipation complaints. But the kiwi worked FAR better.
Two out of three psyllium patients reported gas, bloating, and other side effects. Nearly half of the folks given the prunes said they had similar troubles. But less than one in three of the kiwi eaters had any of those same issues.
The low rate of side effects is probably why the fuzzy-fruit group also reported higher satisfaction levels with their results.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to commit to just one or the other of these options. If you love prunes, by all means, keep them in your constipation solutions toolbox. Does psyllium ALWAYS do the trick for you? If so, then go right ahead and keep using it. (Did you know psyllium could help tame blood sugar too? Click here for the details.)
But if you’re looking to mix things up a bit, it seems kiwifruit could also do the trick.
Kiwi is ALSO a great source of potassium. And that means making the fruit a part of your regular routine could also help naturally support healthy blood pressure and cholesterol. In other words, kiwi isn’t JUST great for constipation. It could deliver some terrific side benefits, too.