Foods that can Increase Constipation cont.

I continue Alka Shama's list of foods at Environmental Graffiti that may contribute to constipation.



 Dairy Products


According to the American Chronicle, dairy foods such as milk, cheese, butter and ice cream are high in saturated fat and low in fibers. These not only contribute to constipation but can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.


 Processed Foods

This is bad news for fast food lovers. All sorts of processed and refined foods are directly associated with constipation. These foods include pizza, pasta, frozen dinners, corn chips and instant mashed potatoes. Even fries and hamburgers are low in fiber. Processed foods tend to aggravate constipation.



Caffeine has a tendency to be dehydrating and can thus highly increase the risk of constipation. Also, coffee, chocolate and black tea should be avoided. Excess cups of coffee can lead to a condition known as caffeinism that includes restlessness, insomnia, increased urination and depression. Caffeine consumption can also raise intraocular pressure.


To live a healthy life, our bodies need to function properly. To make our digestion smoother, we can avoid the overconsumption of certain foods likes the ones mentioned here.