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Rye Bread, The Best Kind Of Bread For Constipation

Any kind of whole wheat bread can aid constipation because of its fiber, but rye bread reigns supreme. In 2010, a study in The Journal of Nutrition found that rye bread is better at treating constipation than other whole breads. It’s even better than some laxatives.

A loaf of rye bread and slices are on a towel.
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During another study, participants ate 240 grams of rye bread each day (about seven and a half slices). After three weeks, the time in between stools decreased by 23%. But you only need two slices of rye to gain 15% of your daily recommended fiber.