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Do Bananas Make You Constipated
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
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
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
Usually neither: Usually neither one.Get a more detailed answer ›
Constipation: Yes, bananas are constipating.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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