Yogurt and kefir are a great way to consume probiotics, which promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria. “When you suddenly have more microbes ‘eating’ the fiber, that’s going to help things pass more quickly,” says Mills.
6. Chia and Flaxseeds
Adding chia or flaxseed as a topping on your oatmeal or yogurt is a laxative bomb–in a good way. These two seeds are high in fiber, which helps normalize stool in shape and size.“We don’t think of our bowels as getting inflamed, but if you have any issues like hemorrhoids, this might help,” said Mills.
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These delicious fall fruits are full of pectin, which is a type of fiber that helps stimulate the bowels and keep things flowing regularly.