What fruits and vegetables help prevent constipation?
All fruits and vegetables contain some degree of fiber which helps to prevent constipation. Fruits and veggies with edible peels (apples, pears, dates, sweet potatoes, and legumes) will boost fiber intake even higher when the skin is consumed. However, prevention and treatment of constipation is individual, and it generally involves a more comprehensive approach to diet rather than focusing on one particular type of food. Fiber from fruits and vegetables is one component of a healthy dietary approach to preventing and treating constipation. General guidelines for preventing and treating constipation include: