By ALLISON YOUNG
No one likes traffic jams, especially when it comes to your colon. When things are backed up, everything from your mood to your energy level can suffer. Before you grab a "quick fix" fiber supplement, focus on food first, says Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, CSSD, author of Drink Your Way to Gut Health. Here, our top food picks to help you poop.
Raspberries are fiber rock stars, with 8 g per cup—that's double the fiber of strawberries! "Fiber increases the bulk of your stool to help food move smoothly through the digestive system; plus, it feeds good bacteria in the gut for optimal digestion," says Erica Sonnenburg, Ph.D., a senior research scientist in the department of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University School of...