What Causes Chronic Constipation?
Dehydration is one of the most common causes of chronic constipation. Water is important for your digestion, as it helps to break down food, allowing your body to absorb nutrients, as well as softens stool. Water keeps the food you consume moving through your intestines, and it keeps your intestines smooth and flexible too.
When we eat food, it makes its way from your stomach to the large intestine, or colon. If you don’t already have enough water in your body, the large intestine will soak up water from your food waste to use for important digestive & other bodily functions, which will result in hard stools that are difficult to pass.
Many people who suffer from constipation, also suffer from poor complexion & mild to severe acne, due to the body’s build up of bacteria & toxins, which essentially gets pushed out through our skin.
So, if you’re looking for a simple solution to feel better & look better, ease chronic or occasional constipation by drinking plenty of water! Drink at least 8-8oz glasses (.5 gallon) to 1 gallon every day. If you aren’t already a regular water drinker & suffer from chronic constipation, it can take a few weeks to a couple of months for your body to adjust and become regular, but don’t give up! Stick with the daily water regimen and before you know it, constipation will be a thing of the past!
Remember, your body is nearly 70% water, so be sure to drink chemical & plastic-FREE water. Introducing pollutants/toxins into your body can cause confusion to your system, preventing your body from utilizing water & nutrients as intended; defeating the purpose of drinking water to improve digestion and your health in the first place. We highly encourage you to avoid single-use pre-bottled plastic bottles, as most contain leached plastic, wreaking havoc on your body & our environment.
Constipation can be caused by other issues going on in your body, other than dehydration, so be sure to speak to your physician about your symptoms.
Where there is water, there is life. Where there is clean water, there is quality of life.