The Best Constipation Solution (works for kiddos too)

Sluggish digestion can be the bane for many women who are experiencing hormonal changes.

Our hormones are behind every single system in our body.

So, when our hormones start to become erratic- even simple life functions can get riled up. Everything from digestion to sleep, from moods to energy levels can be affected with hormonal swings.

If you’ve been struggling with slow digestion, this ‘lil number can make a big difference (… and kids love it too).

Kanten is Magic

Kanten (also known as agar agar) is a vegetable gelatin that can be used as a thickening agent. Like any old gelatin [you can read more about my fav gelatin drink here], it’s loaded with trace minerals, including iodine, to help along most metabolic reactions.

Because of it’s gelatinous texture, it helps to soothe the digestive tract and promote bowel movements. It’s also known to remove toxins, fats, and sugars from the gut.  With high levels of iodine and calcium, it’s good at fighting viruses (and your kids will love it for sore throats).

Bonus: when you make Kanten it looks just like jello. It tastes great and it’s easy to pass off as a simple afternoon snack.

Here’s the recipe:
4 TBSP of Agar Agar flakes
4 cups of fruit juice 

In a small pot, add agar agar flakes to the juice. Bring juice to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Poor into a glass bowl. Cool until firm.