I have always, from a young age, had issues with regularity, and it turns out as I get older I realize it has a lot to do with, of course... nutrition!
After working with a Nutritionist recently, the primary cause of lack of regularity is two things: Lack of Water primarily, then, Lack of Fiber second.
Most people, including myself, have been used to drinking maybe one or two glasses of plain water per day. As it turns out, though, the average human exhales and sweats about 1/2 gallon of water per day! To counteract simply "being dehydrated", the human body - regardless of size, should be consuming one half gallon of water per day. But that's just breaking even! ...
To help your body out in every way and do more than just "Break even" for hydration and not force your organs to slow themselves and slow your metabolism to make up for being dehydrated (which leads to a huge cause of Obesity...) one should drink 3/4 to over a gallon of water per day, to your thirst.
At first, it seems quite filling to think about, but analyze this: The body loses weight mostly in 3 ways: Perspiration, Defacation, and Urination. Now, nobody likes to really think about this, but it's important for your health: Take note next time you urinate, of the color of your urine. The darker yellow / orange your urine is, the more waste your body is struggling to filter out of your system. When you drink more fresh plain water frequently, your urine will not be quite as yellow. The lighter the shade of yellow, that means the less your body is struggling and the cleaner your organs will be, and your kidneys will deserve a much needed break.
So to start off this thread, I'd love to give the advice: Simply drink more water!
Next off, the subject of cleansing - as in, more fiber.
To sum it up - eat more vegetables to start! Vegetables have just as much or more fiber than many grains and starches out there, especially the ones marketed in boxes, bags, or cans! (chips, crackers, snacks, etc.). Grains and startchy products (especially white flour or processed products) are horrible for your poor tummy and slow down your metabolism, so eat more veggies, in all varieties!.
Has anybody else found any good health information on diet and nutrition? Please do share your findings!
I'm always interested in bettering my health!