I have recently switched to a vegan/gluten free diet. Prior to this I have ALWAYS been regular. Since the switch I have become constipated. It's driving me crazy because I feel great in every other way, but the constipation is really starting to get to me. I have also been drinking plenty of water. Any suggestions?
(By: jill)

[By: @ 2010-05-27, 09:57 | Reply | Print ]
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A lot of gluten-free flours are pretty much pure starch, with very little protein or fiber. Most vegetables and fruits (especially the peels) have a lot of insoluble fiber (the kind that keeps you regular). Try eating about 5 servings of vegetables and 3 or 4 servings of fruit per day. That should solve the problem.

In the short term, prune juice works wonders!

[By: rocketkoala @ 2010-05-27, 16:03 | Reply | Print ]
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