Do n’t forget the “three reasons” when eating fruit
Constipation is a common digestive problem in modern people, and it is especially common in older people.
According to clinical statistics, among the elderly over 60 in China, the number of defecations less than 3 times per week is very difficult, as high as 20%, and the number of women is 4 times that of men.
As we all know, one of the important reasons for constipation is that there is too little food residue and water in the stool. In order to solve this problem, many people know that they should eat more fruits.
Fruit is rich in dietary fiber. Although this kind of material cannot be digested and absorbed by the human body, it can absorb and retain water, make feces soft, and also stimulate the secretion of digestive juice and intestinal peristalsis, which is conducive to stool excretion.Can prevent and treat constipation.
But eating fruits to treat constipation should pay attention to the following aspects: due to the system of people, according to the “physical theory” of traditional Chinese medicine theory, people’s physique is divided into three types of cold, hot, neutral.
The cold constitution is afraid of cold, the hands and feet are often cold, and the tongue is white and slippery.
Thermal constitution often feels dry mouth, upset, hot hands and feet, yellow tongue coating, easily irritable.
Neutral constitution has no cold or heat bias.
Different constitutions should eat fruits with opposite characteristics.
People with hot constitution should eat cold fruits, such as watermelon, melon, papaya, pear, grapefruit, orange, banana, mulberry, coriander, kiwi, etc .; people with cold constitution should eat hot fruits, such as cherry, orange, bigJujube, etc .; people with a neutral constitution choose a wide range of fruits, but pineapple, sugar cane, etc. are the most suitable for them. In addition, those who are physically weak should eat less fruit, otherwise they may be prone to abdominal pain or diarrhea.
Patients with constipation suffering from other diseases should be carefully selected according to the condition before eating fruits.
For example, for people with diabetes, don’t eat fruits with high sugar content, such as longan, litchi, banana, and melon.
Patients with severe heart disease and edema should eat less fruit, otherwise it will increase the burden on the heart and aggravate edema, so we must pay attention to the right amount.
People with chronic nephritis, hypertension, and body edema should not eat more cold fruits, such as bananas, and so on.
Not all fruits can be used to cure constipation due to causality. Fruits such as hawthorn and blackberry contain more tannic acid, which has astringent effect, but will aggravate the symptoms of constipation.
In addition, for those with severe constipation, don’t just rely on eating fruits to relieve them. You should go to the hospital to check whether you have other diseases, such as colonic length, pelvic tumor compression, and colon cancer.