Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Development of fiber rich powder and effect of supplementation on constipation
Author(s): Vishakha Singh, Sukhveer Singh and Pallavi Singh
Abstract: Constipation is common health problem of youngsters and their cure is possible through change in food habits. Inclusion of dietary fibers in the diet reduces the constipation and its complications like overweight, cancer etc. The main objective of the present study is to evaluate the effect of fibers present in a mixture of wheat bran, coriander seeds, drumstick and flaxseed toward curing constipation. The total forty subjects male and female of age between 20-30 years were selected from PG Hostel, OUAT, Bhubaneswar for this study and all were sufferer of constipation at the stage of mild to severe. The result shows reduction of constipation patients by 80% in 20-25 year male and 100% in 20-25 year female, 25-30 year male and female after supplementation of a mixture of Flaxseed, Coriander, Wheat Bran, and Drumstick ( ratio of 1.5,3.0,5.5,0 and1.5,2.5,4.0,2.0) to the diet after completion of the study. Thus inclusion of these fibers in the regular diet is suggested to overcome constipation in human beings.
How to cite this article:
Vishakha Singh, Sukhveer Singh and Pallavi Singh. Development of fiber rich powder and effect of supplementation on constipation. 2018; 7(1S): 1679-1681.