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Do Bananas Cause Indigestion
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
Beans / indigestion: Beans contain a relatively large quantity of indigestible starches. Local gut bacteria feast on these substances and produce gas which distends your intestines causing pain and flatulence. Supplying enzymes (alpha gactosidase - "Beano") at the time of bean ingestion breaks down those starches and reduces discomfort and gas. ...Read more
No and sometimes yes: Eating grapes is not usually a cause of constipation. Rather, eating lots of grapes would be more likely to cause diarrhea. In all of us, if we ingest enough grapes we will likely develop gas, bloating and diarrhea, in people who have a limited ability to absorb the fruit sugar fructose, ingesting grapes can produce gas, bloating and diarrhea. ...Read more
What kinds of foods can cause indigestion? I havent eaten anything fried or "heavy" lately...Are certain preservatives known to cause upset stomachs?
Dyspepsia: You are correct in thinking that oily foods can cause indigestion by delaying stomach emptying. Other causes include raw harsh roughage like raw peppers,etc. Gassy things,lactose intolerance,gluten intolerance,drinking too much liquid with meals,sugar substitutes,gum chewing, can also cause distension and dyspepsia. Reflux from gerd or hiatal hernia cause indigestion. ...Read more
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