Nutrition Tips for Healthy Poop
Constipation is not fun...especially if you're potty training. We asked our friend and youth nutrition influencer Janaelle "The Fundietician" Humberd for a few tips on how to help you're little potty trainer have healthy bowel movements.
Drink more water
Ditch the junk
Over-processed and sugary foods like candy and sweets lack nutrients, (such as fiber), and disrupt the overall balance needed to keep your system healthy and flowing.
Sugar can also cause an increase in the bad bacteria in their gut to disrupt regularity. Which leads to the next tip...
Introduce good bacteria
If your child has the right amount of healthy or good bacteria in their gut then it helps with digestion and staying regular. Try a yogurt or kefir with probiotic and/or a kids probiotic supplement.
- Chia Seeds - high in soluble fiber which can help soften stool and get things moving.
- Prunes or dates- a natural laxative
- Kefir or yogurt- contains probiotics which are live bacteria known to help restore balance in the gut, thereby improving digestion and constipation.
- Berries or other high fiber fruit/vegetable- are rich source of nutrients, including dietary fiber, which can help alleviate and prevent constipation