FiberGetting enough fiber can help to ensure normal bowel movements. Ground flaxseeds are thought to have laxative properties, although only one study has examined it as a laxative. Some alternative practitioners believe that flaxseeds or psyllium may also help the body to detoxify.
It's important to take it with an adequate amount of water or it could potentially lead to constipation or bowel obstruction. Ground flaxsseds or psyllium can be taken in a drink by mixing one to two teaspoons in a glass of water. It's often taken first thing in the morning or before bed.
Some alternative practitioners recommend having some lemon juice in water to improve digestion. A typical recommendation is to squeeze a wedge or 1/4 lemon into warm water and drink it in the morning.