Does Cheese Make You Constipated?

A diet low in fiber and high in foods like cheese does make you constipated.  The good news, you can have your cheese and eat it too, without getting stopped up if you are aware of a few tricks.

First of all, it is important to drink a lot of water.  This is true whether you eat cheese or not.  Water is great for the system and keeps the digestive tract moist and operating in an efficient manner.  When your body is dehydrated, it can result in constipation.

The second trick is to increase your fiber consumption.  This doesn't mean you have to eat 10 prunes for every ounce of cheese you eat, but it does mean increasing your fibrous fruits and vegetables if you plan on eating a lot of dairy foods.  Milk based products like cheese can result in constipation, so it is important to keep things moving by eating a healthy dose of fiber daily.

Watch the amount of cheese  you eat.  This is an important component to constipation. It may be necessary to pay attention to the kinds of foods and how much of those foods you are eating daily, especially if you are constipated. It could be that half of a baby loaf of cheddar was just too much.  Slow down and watch your portions because cheese does make you constipated if you aren't careful.


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