Constipation stinks. (At least, it does once the blockage is finally released). Pregnant women and moms get blocked up once in a while. Sometimes, pre-natal vitamins can slow down your bowel movements due to the amounts of iron in each pill. Other factors that may increase the likelihood of constipation are diet and hormones.
There are a plethora of laxative options out there and if you’re like me, you’ve tried a handful of them. Recently, however, I tried one I’d never used before: chipotle peppers.
You can purchase a jar or can of these helpful hot peppers at just about any grocery store, and they won’t cost you more than a couple of dollars. When your system needs some assistance, simply spread a tablespoon or two of chipotles on your next meal and chow down. Some chipotles are sold whole; if that is the case, I recommend trying a half of one with your meal. (If you’re not a fan of spicy food, have some milk ready to ease the burn). They really aren’t terribly spicy and you won’t need to consume much in order to achieve the desired effect.
The first time I ate some chipotle peppers was at the supper hour and I was sitting on the toilet the very next morning, all cleared out. It was great! I never even had stomach or gas pains.
Eating chipotle peppers is a great way to beat being bound up. It’s a simple, natural alternative to pills and powdered drinks. The next time you’re feeling blocked up, give these a try!