Q. I have been having constipation problems for over a year. I tried everything, from increasing my activity level to adding more fiber to my diet. I took soluble fiber supplements and Chinese herbal medicine. Nothing really worked.
Then I finally tried flaxseed. I bought ground flaxseed before and it did not work. This time I use whole flaxseed and grind them right before taking 2 tablespoons every day with yogurt.
It works like magic. I am no longer suffering constipation.
A. Ground flaxseed goes rancid quickly, so it makes sense to grind it just before consuming it. Flaxseed is also found in Uncle Sam cereal.