Constipation is not considered a disease, but rather a symptom of an underlying problem. There are many reasons you may feel backed up, including changes to your lifestyle, mental health, and diet.

Our body’s various organs, including the digestive tract, benefit from water.

We often overlook fiber as an essential macronutrient that balances blood glucose levels, promotes gut health, and prevents chronic diseases. In fact, you may want to assess your daily fiber intake levels if you’ve been experiencing constipation. It’s helpful to know what’s going on in our bodies, and sometimes boosting a specific type of fiber can help.