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Bananas Cause Constipation
They can: I often use bananas as a natural therapy in infants to firm up their runny poo. Along with pasta, apples, bread & some cheeses, these foods tend to slow the stool as it moves thru the intestines.The effect tends to be volume related, so a little may not constipate while a lot may. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat Balanced Diet: The most common cause of constipation is inadequate dietary fluid and fiber. Eating a well balanced diet which consists of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts; combined with a minimum fluid intake of 48 ounces of water (more is better) is the best way to prevent constipation. Recommended daily fiber intake for adults is 38 grams for males, 26 grams for females. ...Read more
Constipation: Yes, bananas are constipating.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends...: In researching this i found a lot of conflicting information. The consensus is that ripe bananas in moderation help treat constipation but unripe bananas &/or lots of bananas worsen constipation. Another idea is that if you are "cold" from a chinese medicine perspective then bananas will worsen constipation, but if you have "excess heat" then bananas will help. So it depends on several factors... ...Read more
If a person suffers from constipation, does bananas make it worse, so many diff answers some say yes there a binding agent, some say depends on ripness?
My six month old is having constipation troubles. I've eliminated squash and applesauce and bananas from his diet. Is there anything else i can do?
M58, is am prediabetic with constipation problem, so i eat too much of oranges and bananas which eases my problem, is this bad for me?
Moderation: Eating fruits are generally allowed with diabetes or prediabetes, but you should not go overboard with the amount. Typically 3-4 fruit servings daily is okay. You can always take a fiber supplement (metamucil, fibercon, etc) to help with the constipation. If you check your sugar 2 hours after eating and it is above 180, you need to cut back on the fruit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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