The Best Foods to Help You Poop

| Healthy Eats

Your body needs a lot of care, so sometimes your regular diet doesn't quite do the trick. If your body needs a little help to keep everything... erm... moving, try eating these foods to help you poop.

1. Prunes: You probably aren't shocked to see prunes on this list, as it is what they are well known for. Why? One prune has about 1 gram of fiber, which is a very concentrated amount. This dried plum will do a great job of moving things along.

prunes

2. Kiwi: A cup of kiwi will give you more than enough vitamin C for the day and about 5 grams of fiber. It's a tasty and healthy way to get your bowels going. Try making a Strawberry Kiwi Pop for a healthy treat!

3. Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a fiber-packed way to eat breakfast! Not only is it a low-calorie meal, but it also supports heart health. If you want to start your day in a digestive-friendly way, then try out our Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal.

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

4. Yogurt: Your doctor would usually say to avoid dairy if you're having bathroom issues, but yogurt contains live bacteria called probiotics that help promote a healthy system. For more info on probiotics, click here.

greek yogurt

5. Strawberries: Thanks to their edible seeds, strawberries are a great source of fiber that also tastes wonderful. For a healthy snack that also moves your waste, enjoy some of nature's candy!

strawberries

6. Ground flaxseed: You can add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to just about anything, from smoothies to brownies. Not only will you get a big dose of fiber, but also omega-3s for heart health.

flaxseed

7. Broccoli: Broccoli is a low-calorie, high-fiber veggie that you need to start eating. If you aren't the type to munch on raw veggies for a snack, try making our Chicken and Broccoli Quinoa Bake for dinner!

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8. Water: Water is a necessity for health and that includes your digestion. Staying hydrated will help your stool to move through your colon — the more dehydrated you are, the more difficult it will be.

glasses of water

9. Beans: Beans, beans the magical fruit... Bean are a high-fiber food that will keep your system from being sluggish. They are also a good way to keep you fuller longer thanks to their protein, so feel free to fill up on them! Get your serving of beans with this Bean and Bulgur Salad.

skinny bean and bulgur salad