Include foods rich in fibre: For optimal general health and function of the colon, you should aim to consume about 20 to 30 grams of fibre from a mixture of fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains and every day
 
Choose fruits rich in pectin, such as apples, strawberries, lychees or pears, to increase stool volume and ease passage
 
Consume products that contain pre and probiotics such as yogurt, kefir, bananas, whole grain breads and honey
 
Drink plenty of water each day while decreasing your intake of caffeinated, alcoholic, and sugar-rich or artificially sweetened beverages such as pop and fruit juice
 
Avoid foods that are greasy, high in animal fat, and fried
 
Limit intake of refined sugar (sweets and rich deserts)
 
Eat at regular times
 
Commit to a healthy lifestyle: exercise regularly, do not smoke, avoid stress, establish regular sleeping patterns and adopt good time management techniques
 
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