Fruits, created by nature, are a great source of nourishment. Eating them, especially with the outer skin still on, and without cooking them, provides a balance of essential nutrients as well as water. Consuming them is beneficial, as they are easily digested and absorbed by the body, and put no extra strain on the colon. Furthermore, they can help with relieving or eliminating constipation.

Fiber found in fruits aids in flushing out the colon and avoiding constipation. Additionally, many fruits include minerals that reduce the amount of acid in the body. Most importantly, fruits are great for eliminating the mucus that builds up in the body.


When consuming fruits, it is important to ensure you pick them when they are fully ripened. Eating under-ripe or over-ripe fruits can be detrimental to your health, as the former may be acidic while the latter may contain a higher concentration of natural sugar.

Additionally, fruits do not create slime residue or ferment when digested, unlike processed foods, dairy, and meats. Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) is a compound found in fruits, vegetables, and grains, which aids in nourishing beneficial bacteria in the colon. Without FOS, the amount of good bacteria in the colon can decrease, allowing for the proliferation of bad bacteria.

Just Plain Fruits

These are the fruits you should eat.

Consume fruit throughout the day, but particularly in the evening. Doing so will help to encourage a healthy morning bowel movement.

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Cherries
  • Figs and dates
  • Grapes
  • Lemons
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Plums
  • Prunes
  • Raspberries


Consuming 3-4 apples every day is an effective way to battle constipation. I personally prefer Gala or Fuji apples as they are small and have a crunchy texture. Nevertheless, it is important to note that organic apples are preferable as they are not treated with pesticides.

If organic apples are not available, it is recommended to remove the skin before consumption. Another option is to bake apples, which will also help to alleviate constipation.

Eat one baked apple at night, right before bedtime, and one just upon rising. Do this until you constipation is cleared.

John Heinerman’s Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs explains how to make baked apples. Slice the apples in two and scoop out the insides. Place chopped dates inside the hollowed out apples and pour cranberry juice over them.

Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top and you can also add some cranberry juice to the outside of the apples. Bake the apples in the oven at 375-400 degrees Celsius for 46-60 minutes.

Dried Apples

Dried apple slices are also a good source of fiber. However, when the slices are dehydrated most nutrients are lost but fiber is retained. Sulfur dioxide is typically used to dry apple slices and this can cause allergic or asthmatic reactions in some people. I do not recommend using dried apple slices in place of fresh organic apples.

Just Apples and Mineral Water

Right when you wake up, bite into two apples with their skins still on, chew thoroughly, and then drink 8 ounces of water with two drops of Alkalife. You can also use any other mineral supplement you typically use.

Doing this will encourage your colon to become more active and help it eliminate waste from the intestines. I’ve been able to buy Alkalife from e-Bay for a cheaper price than the normal $29.00. I managed to get it for $17.00.

Using fruits to relieve or clear constipation is a powerful natural remedy. Eat fruits every day and between meals and you will relieve your constipation.

Look for other articles that will tell about other fruits to relieve constipation.