Kiwi for Constipation

Is this fuzzy fruit better than prunes and psyllium for keeping you regular?

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If you have constipation, kiwifruit (often just called kiwi) may help keep you regular, according to a handful of promising studies. Chronic constipation affects about 10 to 20 percent of the general population, particularly people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the elderly. A randomized controlled trial from the University of Michigan, published in the […]

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