Finally, Relief! Here Are The Best Foods To Combat Constipation

You Only Need Two Kiwis Every Day

Every single kiwifruit contains 2.3 grams of fiber, far higher than other fruits and vegetables. You don’t have to eat many kiwis to feel the effects, either. In October 2020, scientists from the University of Michigan determined that eating two kiwis per day is enough to relieve constipation.

Kiwi halves are on forks against a blue background.
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By regulating the gut, kiwis can even help people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In 2010, an Asian study noted that people with IBS had more stable bowel movements and faster colonic transit times after eating kiwis for four weeks. Add this fruit to smoothies, yogurt, or desserts.