Health experts say they believe a common pantry item could be answer for anyone who struggles to have a bowel movement every day.
It turns out a tablespoon of olive oil could be all that is needed to get things moving again and create a healthy bowel routine.
While the benefits of olive oil have been hailed for years, its help in this area was largely unknown.
Due the processed foods in our diets these days, many people say the find it difficult to go to the toilet regularly.
This can be especially dangerous as we age. There have been links between between constipation and colon cancer in the past with doctors saying blocked bowels can lead to all sorts of other heath issues, too.
So how can olive oil help? Doctors say a tablespoon every morning on an empty stomach will get things moving again and help regulate your bowels.
They warn against taking anymore than this as it can lead to diarrhea, but say it is a good option for anyone needing a little push in this area.
If you’re not keen on downing straight olive oil, experts recommend increasing your water intake and upping the fibre in your diet through fruits and vegetables.