Quick: When’s the last time you pooped? 🤔 If you have to think long and hard to remember (or if your poops are long and hard), then it’s likely that you’re constipated. Thankfully, you’re not alone: At least 2.5 million Americans experience constipation, too.
But what exactly is this issue keeping so many from dropping loads like they need to? Long story short, constipation occurs when stool moves too slowly through your colon, making it hard and difficult to pass. That leads to stomach cramps, bloating, and some not-fun times on the toilet.
Lucky for you, there’s an easy way to solve constipation: Fiber.
Only 3% of Americans get enough of fiber in their diets.
Fiber promotes regular bowel movements, literally getting sh*t moving, so you can drop deuces daily and not have to strain when you do. 💩 However, only 3% of Americans get enough of fiber in their diets... which might explain why so many people have trouble pooping.
It’s hard to blame them, though. The FDA recommends that you eat about 25 grams of dietary fiber a day—that’s like eating 7 cups of blueberries or 8 bananas every. Single. Day. On the bright side, you don’t only have to get your fiber from your food. There’s a magically convenient solution that can boost your daily fiber intake: Fiber supplements, like Bellway’s all-natural psyllium husk fiber supplements, can get you on track to getting your daily recommended amount of dietary fiber. So, if you’re looking for an easy solution to constipation, start with a fiber supplement.
Quick note: As with all supplements, confirm with your doctor that it's right for you before taking. Also, if you experience constipation for more than three weeks, or if it’s accompanied by blood in your stool or unexpected weight loss, ask your doctor about it ASAP.