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What foods contribute to constipation?

What foods contribute to constipation?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...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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What are some good food habits to avoid constipation?

Hydrate: Drink plenty of water and fluids, at least one ounce per pound of body weight per day. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat constipating foods such as dairy, cheese, etc in moderation. ...Read more

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What are some good foods to eat or things to drink to slow incontinence?

What are some good foods to eat or things to drink to slow incontinence?

Avoid irritants: There are no good foods to slow incontinence, but there are bladder irritants to avoid. These foods are not damaging to the bladder but affect bladder control: coffee, tea, caffeine, carbonated drinks, acid drinks/food such as citrus, tomato. However, cranberry, blueberry & lingonberry do help protect against uti. Use fresh berries or juice, not cocktail, which is full of sugar & calories. ...Read more

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Can to much fiber cause constipation?

Can to much fiber cause constipation?

NO: Fiber does not cause constipation. If anything it would lead to more frequent evacuation. ...Read more

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What is disacharide intolerance and what foods to avoid and what foods can be eaten.

What is disacharide intolerance and what foods to avoid and what foods can be eaten.

Disaccharide intoler: Disaccharide intolerance occurs when you don't produce the enzymes sucrase and isomaltase.Animal proteins, such as chicken, beef, pork and veal, as well as seafood and shrimp, do not contain any type of carbohydrates. You can also enjoy a variety of vegetables such as asparagus, salad greens, eggplant, peppers and onions. Avoid candies, cakes, cookies, chocolate bars, ice cream, beer , and milk. ...Read more

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What might lead to gas, bloating, and constipation?

What might lead to gas, bloating, and constipation?

OK: This is constipation! a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-`100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives. Excess fiber in the face if inadequate fluids will cause bloating and constipation. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should eat/avoid in order to prevent constipation?

Please suggest what foods should eat/avoid in order to prevent constipation?

Fresh fruits and veg: Fresh fruits and vegetables in their natural state are high in water, and fiber and will help constipation. You might benefit from additional water in your diet. Having 5-7 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables should help constipation. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber a day and a gallon of water or fluids a day. ( each fruit is about 2-3 g of fiber) each veggie is about 3 g fiber. ...Read more

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What are good things to eat to reduce acidity?

What are good things to eat to reduce acidity?

Acidity: It is more important to avoid things that increase acidity such as spices, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, fried foods as well as medications like aspirin, Advil or Aleve. ...Read more

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What's the best food to avoid constipation?

What's the best food to avoid constipation?

Prevent constipation: High fiber foods like multigrains and fruit/veggies are great for preventing constipation. Remember though, without properly hydrating with water, that fiber will also eventually slow down the gut. So, make sure you take fiber and proper hydration daily. Now, fiber supplements like chicory root (fiberone bars), metamucil, etc... Can also be helpful if regular diet does not work. ...Read more

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What foods or habits can I cultivate to reduce forgetfulness?

What foods or habits can I cultivate to reduce forgetfulness?

Skim this article: Do you mean 'more able to stay focused' by 'reduce forgetfulness'? Skim this article. It has some good pointers: http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/07/23/13-ways-to-beat-distractions-and-stay-focused-at-work/?Iid=hl-main-mostpop1. ...Read more

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What foods can you to eat to soften stool?

What foods can you to eat to soften stool?

Fiber : Fiber is the key. Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day & hydrate well with water - at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Prunes and prune juice are often used of constipation. ...Read more

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Can protien cause constipation,or small amount of dairy,or ensure cause it? What foods can cause constipation?

Absence of fiber...: ...is probably the big issue here. But, to answer your question about foods that have a binding effect, you may want to minimize: chocolate (particularly if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome), large amounts of dairy (milk, cheese), red meat, bananas (& other high pectin foods), caffeine (particularly if you're already dehydrated). ...Read more

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Are there foods I can eat to relieve diarrhea?

Are there foods I can eat to relieve diarrhea?

Yes: To relieve diarrhea you should limit your self to clear liquids until the diarrhea slows down. You can start with foods that will have a tendency to harden the stools like bananas, rice, apples. Avoid milk products and keep up fluid intake to replace stool losses. ...Read more

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What foods you can eat to stop diarhea?

What foods you can eat to stop diarhea?

BRAT diet: Different if (short-term) or chronic diarrhea. Chronic diarrhea needs further evaluation. Bananas, rice (white, digestible), applesauce (has pectin), toast (white, digestible), tea (has tannins, helps). Plenty of fluid, not just water. Miso soup easily digestible. Add boiled, broiled chicken, fish for protein, potato. Probiotics, e.G florastor can help. Hold on dairy; add cooked vegs. Advance. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat when suffering with gastritis?

What are good foods to eat when suffering with gastritis?

Bland Foods: Avoid spicy foods, hot peppers, alcohol, over eating at one time and dont worry. Take zantac (ranitidine) 300 mg. Every night for 2 months. ...Read more

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