Digestive issues and constipation plague many people, on all sorts of diets. From vegans to paleo to keto, you’ll find people who deal with constipation.
Luckily, Ketone Zone can help you fight constipation.
First, learn what does and doesn’t cause constipation for most people.
Then, figure out your own culprits by eliminating and re-adding foods and supplements.
Here’s what causes constipation, diet’s effect, and how you can fight constipation with Keto Zone.
Any google search of constipation will suggest you lack of fiber in your body.
But is this true?
Many individuals on high-fiber diets, whether vegetarian, paleo or otherwise, also suffer from constipation.
In fact, it seems to be a bigger issue with gut health itself, rather than a specific diet.
In fact, there have actually been studies showing dietary fiber causes constipation (1). You can take this with a grain of salt, of course, because some people respond well to increasing fiber. But, it’s not an absolute certainty, like it’s made out to be.
If your bowel movement was regular before keto, and you’re now constipated, it’s likely due to a certain food you’ve added, instead of not a lack of fiber. Meats and most proteins are completely broken down, digested, and absorbed. So meats aren’t foods that increase the bulk of bowel movements.
Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, isn’t completely broken down by humans. Unlike animals, we don’t have enough enzymes to break them down and use them for energy. On the bright side, it can keep our guts strong. But, too much, or too many changes therewithin, can cause constipation.
Of note, there are two kinds of fiber: 1) Insoluble fiber is the type we can’t break down. It’s eliminated. 2) Soluble fiber actually promotes healing in damaged guts, gently increases fecal bulk, and is the better choice when used therapeutically.
So what’s the issue?
Many Keto Zone eaters become very concerned about fiber, and they can go overboard with nuts, seeds, and low-carbohydrate vegetables. All of these can be good, but they can also constipate.
For others, constipation is caused by an increase in red meat (red meat is not undigested, it can just be slow), or full-fat dairy.
If there’s one thing that’s sure, digestion is a very individual situation.
Find the Offender
If you’ve added any of the following foods, whether for Keto Zone eating or otherwise, try decreasing them or making substitutions. Potential constipation causes:
If eliminating a food from your diet is in fact, the reason for constipation, replace it with a similar food:
For many people, it’s simply an unhealthy gut that is the issue. It may be from antibiotic use or antibiotics in foods. It may be from a diet full of processed foods.
No matter the reasons, there are many proven non-fiber foods that promote gut health and healing.
Constipation is often the result of an unhealthy gut or one that needs healing. Whether this has been a chronic problem for you or not, you can fight it with Keto Zone eating plans and supplements. By systematically figuring out the issue and applying the remedy, you can be regular and healthy.