Let’s face it, constipation is no fun. It is uncomfortable, painful and can be dangerous if it goes on too long. Luckily, most cases of constipation can be solved with a change in diet and exercise (for severe constipation, you should see your doctor). Some of my favorite recipes just happen to be excellent at relieving constipation. These are dishes that are high in fiber, fruits, vegetables and olive oil meaning they are natural laxatives. Luckily, they are also high in flavor and will keep you coming back for more!
Below are 9 Mediterranean Diet recipes that can help relieve constipation.
Also, check out our article on How to Relieve Constipation with the Mediterranean Diet.
Stewed Prunes with Greek Yogurt and Cinnamon
Black Eyed Beans with Fresh Dill, Olive Oil and Orange Slices
Lebanese Hummus with Whole Grain Pita and Vegetables
Recipe: Lebanese Hummus with Whole Grain Pita Bread and Vegetables
Chicken and Chickpea Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing
Olive Tapenade and White Bean Salad
Tzatziki (Yogurt Dip) with Vegetables
Recipe: Tzatziki (Yogurt Dip) with Vegetables
Super Detox Greens and Beans Salad
Bean Burgers with Garlic and Sage
Cinnamon Walnut Apple Cake Baked with Olive Oil