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Is yogurt good for constipation?

Is yogurt good for constipation?

Only if it has live: Cultures. Buttermilk, kefir, greek or high probiotic yogurts can ^ growth of healthy gut bacteria and help to keep bowels regular. ...Read more

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Does yogurt help with constipation ?

Does yogurt help with constipation ?

Not really: If you feel yogurt will help your constipation, you are wrong. You need to consume more high fiber foods, vegetables and fruits and lot of water to wash it down constipation is related to what you eat and drink. ...Read more

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Does greek yogurt cause constipation?

Greek Yogurt with: Live cultures, buttermilk and kefir can be taken to increase growth of healthy gut bacteria to help one stay regular. ...Read more

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Is yogurt constipating?

Is yogurt constipating?

No it is not: As a rule of thumb yogurt does not cause constipation. You need to look at other food ingredients you consume. If there is problem with your bm associated with pain/cramps, you better see your doctor for exam/evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can yogurt help in baby constipation?

Hello docs. I was wondering can yogurt help in baby constipation?

Not for constipation: Nine months is okay for yogurt for most babies. Yogurt is a wonderful food. It is rich in calcium, and the active cultures have many health benefits. Kids with a strong family history of milk-protein allergies (not just lactose intolerance) may want to wait, however. Ref: http://www.parents.com/baby/feeding/nutrition/introducing-yogurt/ ...Read more

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What do I do to help constipation? I've tried lemon water, yogurt, but nothing works.

What do I do to help constipation? I've tried lemon water, yogurt, but nothing works.

Fiber laxative: Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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4wks pregnant and have bad constipation only at night. Can i take activia greek yogurt and is it ok to eat more that once a day?

4wks pregnant and have bad constipation only at night. Can i take activia greek yogurt and is it ok to eat more that once a day?

Sure: That is great. If that does not help then try a fiber like benefiber. Be sure to drink lots of fluid and eat lots of frits and veggies! ...Read more

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What kind of foods are best for children with constipation problems. Yogurt vs Greek Yogurt, supplements or other? What foods are to be avoided?

What kind of foods are best for children with constipation problems.  Yogurt vs Greek Yogurt, supplements or other?  What foods are to be avoided?

Constipation: Probiotics are helpful, but I prefer a diet high in fiber. Think figs, prunes, sweet potatoes, whole grains (Multigrain Cheerios, breads), and just about any vegetable you can get them to eat. Greek yogurt is all the rage regarding fats, but I would simply just steer away from artificial flavors and colors (and let's not forget about high fructose corn syrup). I also like molasses. ...Read more

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