Turning up your fibre intake is much easier – and tastier – than it sounds. Foods that are particularly rich in fibre include prunes, peaches, pears, carrots, beans and broccoli. Flaxseeds also contain additional healthy omega-3 fatty acids and support healthy digestion.
To get your bowel all geared up, add a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds to your morning smoothie or eat with a little yoghurt or buttermilk each morning and evening and then drink one or two glasses of water. Beans and other legumes, fruits, whole grains and vegetables are all great choices. Eating high-fibre foods is the first choice of course, but taking fibre supplements may be needed for some individuals.