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Do bananas cause constipation?

Do 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 more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Do bananas make constipation worce ?

Do bananas  make constipation worce
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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

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Does banana milkshake cause constipation?

Does banana milkshake cause constipation?

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

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What to do when baby constipated from bananas?

What to do when baby constipated from bananas?

Reduce amount: Bananas, apple sauce and rice cereal are well known to produce constipation. I use them to slow diarrhea. Full strength apple or prune juice can a loosen them up & reducing the volume may allow baby to eat bananas without constipation. ...Read more

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Can bananas really cause and contribute to constipation?

Can bananas really cause and contribute to constipation?

Hmm!: Eating bananas that are green/ unripe can contribute to constipation. Eating ripe bananas can decrease constipation. But if you eat a ton of bananas it can block you up (cause constipation). ...Read more

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Banana with milk is constipating me, what should I eat to gain the weight?

Banana with milk is constipating me, what should I eat to gain the weight?

Calories: To gain weight simply eat more calories than you burn off. Try to maintain a balance of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and fiber to meet your nutritional needs. Increase water and fiber if constipatopn occurs. ...Read more

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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?

Variable: Eating bananas that are green/ unripe can contribute to constipation. Eating ripe bananas can decrease constipation. But if you eat a ton of bananas it can block you up (cause constipation). ...Read more

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