8 Foods to Relieve Constipation in Athletes

Calcium supplements, dairy, allergy medications and other triggers can bring your digestive system to a screeching halt. If you're struggling, relieve constipation with these foods.

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3 More Foods to Relieve Constipation

Yogurt

Many athletes complain that a boost in fiber is not enough to get their digestive tracts moving. In this case, load up on yogurt, or other probiotic-rich choices. The healthy bacteria in these foods help keep your colon healthy, which can relieve constipation.

 
Almonds

Almonds, another magnesium rich food that's also high in protein, are ideal for athletes with constipation. With 160 milligrams of magnesium in just a quarter cup, even a small amount can be beneficial. Add them to your oatmeal or crush them up and bread chicken with the crumbs for dinner.

Prunes

If your mom gave you prunes to ease bathroom troubles as a baby, she knew what she was doing. Prunes are rich in fiber and contain a natural laxative called sorbitol. Add these to your oatmeal, ice cream or banana bread loaf to relieve constipation.

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