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7 Foods That Will Make You Poop

If you’re climbing up a wall and you feel something fall, it’s probably something you ate.

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1. Prunes

They're not as bad as you think — and they're high in sorbitol, a natural laxative, and dietary fiber (which should be consumed with loads of fluids). Soluble fiber absorbs water and helps keep poop soft, and like its name, insoluble fiber doesn't dissolve, giving your movement some Hulk bulk.

2. Apricots

Ah apricots, so rustic, so innocent — until you find yourself glued to a toilet. Prunes are in a constipation class of their own, but any other dried or regular fruit will send you gallivanting. Add figs and peaches to the list and you might as well bring that book you've been meaning to finish.

4. Whole Grains

Swapping white bread for whole grains like barley or whole-wheat pasta keeps things running on time. But not all grains are created equal: Color isn't a reliable indicator because molasses or other added ingredients, and multigrain can still contain refined white flour, so be sure that the label says "100% Whole Grain."

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