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A 34-year-old female asked:

I eat lots of green veggies, fruit, chia seeds/flax i also exercise 5x a week, drink 4 glasses of water per day. 1/2 the time i have healthy poops and 1/2 the time i have pebbles + constipation. why?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Fruits and veggies: Your diet will define the consistency of your stool. The fruits and veggies along with the chia and flax can alter the stool. Play detective and start to note which fruits and veggies etc you eat make it one way or the other.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If you have high: Dietary fiber intake with low water intake - that can lead to constipation. Try doubling your water intake.
Last updated Dec 19, 2019

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