Expert reveals clever trick to beat constipation that will get you going to the bathroom in 30 minutes
Research shows that between 10 and 15 percent of Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – and one of the most common symptoms is constipation.
Aside from laxatives, drinking water, and perhaps coffee, there are few options that provide quick relief.
But famous TikTok nutritionist Vanessa Irene has an alternative proposal: she says she can get started in 30 minutes.
In a clip shared on her channel that has been viewed more than 1.3 million times, the wellness coach and nutritionist says going to the toilet once a week is ‘not healthy for you’.
‘So I’m going to show you how to go to the toilet in 30 minutes. You don’t have to buy medicine,” she says.
“I’m going to give it to you right now.”
She further recommends the following:
‘You need celery, you need spinach and you put that in the blender with some water.’ Irene warns against squeezing the combination to avoid “removing all the fibers.”
‘After you’re done blending, you’ll see a little bit of foam and it’ll be a very smooth liquid. Celery and spinach go well together.’
Green juices are often thought of as a health elixir, but nutritionist Vanessa Irene says including two specific vegetables is crucial for regular bowel movements.
‘But it will be a bit of pulp and you have to consume it. Walk around and you’ll go straight to the toilet.’
Previous studies have shown that vegetables high in water and fiber can help food travel through the intestines more quickly, helping to regulate digestion.
Celery is about 95 percent water; one serving contains half a cup. Likewise, water makes up 93 percent of spinach.
Experts say that three times a day to three times a week is a normal frequency for emptying the bowels.
Ways to prevent constipation include getting enough fiber (in green vegetables, legumes and whole grains), regular exercise and drinking plenty of fluids, according to the National Institute for Health.